ISSUE: Do not agree with "formal recognition" section
Harald Tveit Alvestrand
harald at alvestrand.no
Thu Jun 19 10:37:21 CEST 2003
In -issue- section 2.5.4, I read:
2.5.4 Lack of Formal Recognition outside IESG and IAB
The small number of formally recognized 'preferred' positions within
the IETF, also limits the (intangible) rewards for participants.
This can lead to useful and effective participants leaving because
they cannot obtain any recognition (the only currency the IETF has to
pay participants), which they use to fuel their own enthusiasm and
help justify their continued attendance at IETF meetings to cost
ISSUE: This section does not mention the recognition of authorship,
directorate membership or being a WG chair. Nor does it recognize "thank
you" sections. It is also probably not at all healthy for the IETF if one
were to hand out positions of authority as rewards for good conduct.
SUGGESTED RESOLUTION: Move the section out of 2.5. Drop "outside IESG and
IAB" from title.
Change the first sentence to "Beyond RFC authorship, WG chair positions,
Directorate positions or IESG and IAB membership positions, the IETF does
not offer formal recognition of contributions to the IETF."
Add a last sentence saying "Note: Using leadership positions as rewards for
good work would probably be damaging to the IETF. This paragraph is meant
to indicate the need for other types of rewards."
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