From: Matthew Deane
Sent: 06 December 2003 11:00
To: 'SC 22 Distribution List'
Subject: (SC22docs.1869) SC 22 N 3533 - Summary of Voting on SC 22 N 3499, Letter Ballot on the Appointment of Ken Whistler as Convenor of SC 22/WG 20
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22
Programming languages, their environments and system software interfaces
Secretariat: U.S.A. (ANSI)
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC22 N3533
Summary of Voting on SC 22 N 3499, Letter Ballot on the Appointment of Ken Whistler as Convenor of SC 22/WG 20
SC 22 Secretariat
Summary of Voting
Per the results of this ballot, Mr. Whistler has been approved as the new Convenor of SC 22/WG 20.
SC 22 N3499
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SUMMARY OF VOTING ON
Letter Ballot Reference No: SC22 N3499
Circulated by: JTC 1/SC22
Circulation Date: 2002-09-23
Closing Date: 2002-12-24
SUBJECT: Summary of Voting on SC 22 N3499, Letter Ballot on the Appointment of Ken Whistler as Convenor of SC 22/WG 20
The following responses have been received on the subject of approval:
"P" Members supporting this appointment
7 (Canada, China, Czech Republic, Japan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, USA)
P" Members supporting this appointment, with
3 (Germany, Ireland, Netherlands)
"P" Members not supporting this appointment
4 (Denmark, France, Norway, Switzerland)
"P" Members not
10 (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Egypt, Finland, DPR of Korea, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovenia, Ukraine)
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We know Ken excellent qualifications for this convenorship. We expect that he will impartially apply his knowledge and his energy in SC 22/WG 20 to further WG 20's present and future projects and to heighten the profile of the WG within SC22 and JTC1 as a whole.
Ireland strongly supports the appointment of Dr Ken Whistler as Convener of SC22/WG20. We know of no one who would be better suited to this task than he, as his long experience in SC22/WG20 as well as his involvement in practical industrial implementation shows.
The Netherlands is concerned about the effectiveness of WG20 in managing its workprogram, about the tendency of some WG20 participants to polarise rather than compromise between different viewpoints (see for instance WG20 N949) and about the WG20 attitude towards cooperation with other organisations active in the same field.
We hope and expect that the new convener, who is well aware of the current problems, can effectively work to reduce these concerns in a constructive and impartial manner,
and the Netherlands will support him in implementing this task.