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RE: nomination for the Editorial board: Kurt Siefried

The following is my personal opinion only and should not be viewed as
any official CVE position.

Brian's nomination and push for a vote is very inconsistent with
publicly documented procedures that have been followed since the early
days of CVE:


If Board members believe that this publicly-documented,
long-established process should be changed, then I suggest that the
*entire Board* should decide on a new process - not just Brian.

In this instance, Step 1 - prospect identification - has already
occurred with a Board member nominating a new member; but
traditionally, the nomination has been done privately for reasons that
will be explained later in this post.

Step 2 includes obtaining a professional bio for the nominee, so that
it can be presented to the Board in step 3.  Typically, this has
required tailoring the prospect's bio to emphasize their CVE-relevant
skills and experience.

Step 3, Editorial Board Feedback, is done through a *private* list,
not publicly.  If I recall correctly, there were at least two
rationales for having private review: it allowed Board members to
speak their minds freely, and it would avoid publicly embarrassing the
nominee if the nominee was not approved.

Step 3 also provides for a review period of at least two weeks.

Finally, the current process does not require any formal vote.  As
documented in Step 4, membership approval, MITRE gets "Editorial Board
feedback to help guide whether the prospect should be approved for
membership."  Typically, this has meant that the prospect receives
support from many members, without any "no" votes.

Again - if the Board wishes to change this process, then they can
choose to do so; but in my opinion, a change should not be
single-handedly forced by
 an individual member.

- Steve

P.S. A reminder that this is just my personal opinion.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org [mailto:owner-cve-
> editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org] On Behalf Of Mark J Cox
> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:27 AM
> To: jericho <jericho@attrition.org>
> Cc: cve-editorial-board-list <cve-editorial-board-list@lists.mitre.org>
> Subject: Re: nomination for the Editorial board: Kurt Siefried
> > So about 5 days later, a single person has voted.
> I don't believe it's appropriate to vote a +1 for someone from your
> organisation (and in this case Kurt is also in my team) so in the
> interests of trying to help kickstart a vote: +0
> Mark

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