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I propose Dan Bernstein. Now let's do this.

You can't just do that. Bernstein has to want to do it, and agree, and if you don't want to look silly that has to happen before his nomination is posted to the mailing list.

Yes, on second thought, DJB would probably have much more impact working in a group that's creating crypto standards rather than just reviewing other people's proposals.

For what it's worth: that's what he already does. For example, Bernstein is one of the coordinators for CAESAR, the competition for new authenticated bulk ciphers.


I think that was salient's point -- he's already creating crypto standards and he's likely better suited to that than simply reviewing other's proposals.

"unlike in many other organizations, IRTF co-chairs are little more than group secretaries"

Assuming that's true, I think DJB has something better to do with his time than making sure the carrot cake has been ordered and unsubscribing mailing list subscribers who reported emails as spam.

Also the "keep friends close and enemies closer" as an employee of an organization that has a goal of the overthrow of the US constitution and elimination of human rights, the best place to keep the rep of an evil organization is in the public eye. So if he's mr good guy, no harm, and if we keep an eye on him, no harm, net positive to keep him in place.

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