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Call for Nominations: RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) Chair

30 Apr 2024, 5:29 p.m.
The RFC Series Working Group (RSWG) produces policy proposals for the RFC Series as a whole.

As described in RFC 9280, the IAB is responsible for appointing one of the RSWG Chairs:

The RSWG shall have two chairs, one appointed by the IESG and the other appointed by the IAB. When the RSWG is formed, the chair appointed by the IESG shall serve for a term of one (1) year and the chair appointed by the IAB shall serve for a term of two (2) years; thereafter, chairs shall serve for a term of two (2) years, with no term limits on renewal.

The IAB is therefore issuing a call for nominations (including self-nominations) for the RSWG chair position. The incumbent is Pete Resnick, who has indicated that he is willing to continue in the role. The IAB is looking for a diverse pool of chair candidates. If you are interested or would like to nominate someone, please send a message with the name and email address of the nominee to and The deadline for nominations is 23:59 UTC on 2024-05-28.

In a second step, all nominees will then be asked to provide the following information to the IAB (self nominations may already include this information in the initial email):

  1. Full name and contact information. Include your employer or the organizations that would provide financial support for you (if any).
  2. Please provide a statement confirming your willingness to serve as RSWG chair and ability to devote an appropriate level of time to activities associated with the position.
  3. Please provide a brief biography outlining your relevant experience and background.
  4. Please provide a statement of interests, views on the RFC Series and its Model, goals as a RSWG Chair and motivation to serve as a RSWG Chair.
  5. Any further information that is relevant to the work of the IAB in considering your nomination, e.g., potential conflicts of interest.

In a third step, the IAB will solicit community feedback and interview the willing candidates before making a decision.