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Re: MS-Word versions of draft Editorial Board governance documents [Was: Two draft Editorial Board governance documents for review and comment]

Hi Steve,

Can I ask why this is important now? Not like it has been an issue since 2001… ;-)  I am really just a bit curious.  This looks like something we put together on the OVAL Board.  There was a reason we did so there that may not be all that valuable here. The intent was to assure promotion of OVAL and at the same time we were seeing a growing numberer of companies asking to have more that one representative. We wanted to: (From the OVAL Board info)

In an effort to guard against organizational bias, a single organization may be represented by a maximum of two individuals with the expectation that one individual would be focused on strategic direction and the other individual would be focused more on technical decisions.

We also only allowed one vote per organization because not all organizations had two members. In reality the process cost us a good participating individual.  We had a situation where one organization ended up with three people and the organization decided who would be on the list.  This meant we lost one of the more consistent contributors while keeping less a participating member.  

I have always felt the CVE Editorial Board not to be organizationally-based but rather based on the individuals who have contributed to this community and to CVE.  Yes, because we have more than one person from specific companies, the voting process needs to use the organizational slant to reduce the possibility of organizational bias in the vote results but I have always viewed the Board not as an organizational responsibility but a personal one because of my belief in the value of CVE. 

Recommending two people from each company seems to bloat and dilute the Board.  By injecting those who are not as passionate about CVE and its value, we end up with individuals who look at this more as a resume item instead of a personal responsibility to the community. 


Kent Landfield
Director, Standards and Technology Policy
Intel Security

From: <Boyle>, "Stephen V." <sboyle@mitre.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 9:50 AM
To: cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
Cc: "Boyle, Stephen V." <sboyle@mitre.org>
Subject: MS-Word versions of draft Editorial Board governance documents [Was: Two draft Editorial Board governance documents for review and comment]

Some people have asked us for editable versions of the two Editorial
Board governance document drafts we recently sent out for your
review and comments. Attached please find MS-Word (.docx) versions
of both documents for your review and comments.

We appreciate your time and attention reviewing the drafts, and we
want to thank those of you who have already provided your comments.

As we requested in the original transmittance email:
- Please review the documents and send us your comments before April 13th.
- If you do not have any comments or suggestions, a quick email to us
   saying so will record the fact that you have read and reviewed the drafts.

Best Regards,

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