IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees
RFC 8713

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Obsoletes RFC 8318, RFC 7437
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                 M. Kucherawy, Ed.
Request for Comments: 8713                                              
BCP: 10                                                   R. Hinden, Ed.
Obsoletes: 7437, 8318                               Check Point Software
Category: Best Current Practice                        J. Livingood, Ed.
ISSN: 2070-1721                                                  Comcast
                                                           February 2020

IAB, IESG, IETF Trust, and IETF LLC Selection, Confirmation, and Recall
    Process: Operation of the IETF Nominating and Recall Committees

Abstract

   The process by which the members of the IAB and IESG, some Trustees
   of the IETF Trust, and some Directors of the IETF Administration LLC
   (IETF LLC) are selected, confirmed, and recalled is specified in this
   document.  This document is based on RFC 7437.  Only those updates
   required to reflect the changes introduced by IETF Administrative
   Support Activity (IASA) 2.0 have been included.  Any other changes
   will be addressed in future documents.

   This document obsoletes RFC 7437 and RFC 8318.

Status of This Memo

   This memo documents an Internet Best Current Practice.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   BCPs is available in Section 2 of RFC 7841.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc8713.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction
   2.  Definitions
   3.  General
     3.1.  Completion Due
     3.2.  Nominating Committee Principal Functions
     3.3.  Positions to Be Reviewed
     3.4.  Term Lengths
     3.5.  Mid-term Vacancies
     3.6.  Confidentiality
     3.7.  Advice and Consent Model
       3.7.1.  Positions to Be Reviewed
       3.7.2.  Candidate Selection
       3.7.3.  Candidate Review
       3.7.4.  Confirmation
     3.8.  Sitting Members, Directors, and Trustees
     3.9.  Announcements
   4.  Nominating Committee Selection
     4.1.  Timeline
     4.2.  Term
     4.3.  Structure
     4.4.  Chair Duties
     4.5.  Chair Selection
     4.6.  Temporary Chair
     4.7.  Liaisons
     4.8.  Liaison Appointment
     4.9.  Advisors
     4.10. Past Chair
     4.11. Voting Volunteers
     4.12. Milestones
     4.13. Open Positions
     4.14. Volunteer Qualification
     4.15. Not Qualified
     4.16. Selection Process
     4.17. Announcement of Selection Results
     4.18. Committee Organization
   5.  Nominating Committee Operation
     5.1.  Discretion
     5.2.  Selection Timeline
     5.3.  Confirmation Timeline
     5.4.  Milestones
     5.5.  Voting Mechanism
     5.6.  Voting Quorum
     5.7.  Voting Member Recall
     5.8.  Chair Recall
     5.9.  Deliberations
     5.10. Call for Nominees
     5.11. Nominations
     5.12. Candidate Selection
     5.13. Consent to Nomination
     5.14. Notifying Confirming Bodies
     5.15. Confirming Candidates
     5.16. Archives
   6.  Dispute Resolution Process
   7.  Member, Trustee, and Director Recall
     7.1.  Petition
       7.1.1.  Community Petition
       7.1.2.  Ombudsteam Petition
     7.2.  Recall Committee Chair
     7.3.  Recall Committee Creation
     7.4.  Recall Committee Rules
     7.5.  Recall Committee Operation
     7.6.  3/4 Majority
     7.7.  Position to Be Filled
   8.  IANA Considerations
   9.  Security Considerations
   10. References
     10.1.  Normative References
     10.2.  Informative References
   Appendix A.  Changes Since RFC 3777
   Appendix B.  Changes Since RFC 7437
   Appendix C.  Oral Tradition
   Appendix D.  Nominating Committee Timeline
   Acknowledgments
   Authors' Addresses

1.  Introduction

   This document is a revision of [RFC7437] that updates it to be
   consistent with the IETF Administrative Support Activity (IASA) 2.0
   changes.  RFC 7437 was based on [RFC3777] that consolidated and
   updated other RFCs that updated that document into a single
   specification.  The result is a complete specification of the process
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