Revision of the Recall Initiation Model
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Network Working Group                                       S. Moonesamy
Internet-Draft
Updates: 7437 (if approved)                                   J. Klensin
Intended status: Best Current Practice                      May 15, 2019
Expires: November 16, 2019

                Revision of the Recall Initiation Model
                     draft-moonesamy-recall-rev-02

Abstract

   The procedures for initiating a recall specified in RFC 7437 restrict
   signatories of a recall petition to those who are "nomcom qualified".
   This document suggests those limitations had unanticipated and
   undesirable side-effects and proposes to remove them.  It also
   specifies that remote participants should be allowed to seek redress
   through the procedures and decreases the number of signatories
   required for a recall petition.

   This document updates RFC 7437.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  Rationale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.1.  Eligibility of IAB and IESG Members and other Nomcom
           Appointees  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.2.  Eligibility of Remote Participants  . . . . . . . . . . .   3
     2.3.  Number of Signatures Required . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Recall Petition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
     3.1.  Recall Petition Initiated by the Community  . . . . . . .   4
     3.2.  Recall Petition Initiated by the Ombudsteam . . . . . . .   4
   4.  Tradeoffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   7.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   8.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
     8.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Appendix A.  Historical Note  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   Appendix B.  Change Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     B.1.  Changes from draft-klensin-recall-rev-00 (2005-11-11) to
           draft-moonesamy-recall-rev-00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     B.2.  Changes from version -00 (2019-03-23) to -01  . . . . . .   7
     B.3.  Changes from version -01 (2019-03-31) to -02  . . . . . .   7
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

1.  Introduction

   [RFC7437] defines the procedures for a Member Recall.  The first step
   of those procedures is to request a Member Recall by signed petition.
   This document suggests that making IAB and IESG members ineligible to
   initiate recalls was an undesirable side-effect and proposes to
   remove it.  It also proposes to allow remote participants to be
   signatories of a recall petition under some circumstances thus
   addressing a possible perception of unfairness towards those who
   cannot or do not travel to attend physical meetings.  Section 2
   discusses some of the issues affecting that step and provides the
   rationale.  The updated text is in Section 3.1.

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2.  Rationale

2.1.  Eligibility of IAB and IESG Members and other Nomcom Appointees
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