International Federation of Digital Seismograph Networks

Thread: Fwd: Voting phase for the extended FDSN Source Identifier scheme proposal

Started: 2020-11-18 13:32:37
Last activity: 2020-11-18 13:32:37
IRIS voted to approve the proposal early (meeting the official deadline) but the vote was not observable to all.
Not wanting the vote to be rejected, I am forwarding the vote for all to see.
Jerry A Carter, PhD
Director of IRIS Data Services

+1 (206) 547-0393 x122

Begin forwarded message:

From: Jerry Carter <jerry.carter<at>>
Subject: Re: [fdsn-wg2-data] Voting phase for the extended FDSN Source Identifier scheme proposal
Date: November 17, 2020 at 11:40:17 PST
To: Javier Quinteros <javier<at>>

IRIS votes to approve.

(206) 547-0393 x122

On Nov 17, 2020, at 08:49, Javier Quinteros (via FDSN) <fdsn-wg2-data<at> <fdsn-wg2-data<at>>> wrote:

Dear WG2 members,

Two weeks ago I sent a message with the result of the Evaluation of the
IRIS proposal for a new "FDSN Source Identifier schema" [1]. The idea
was to give the chance to receive the last comments before voting.

Today, we formally open the voting phase to decide on the adoption of
this new Identifier schema.

I would like to ask representatives to vote as soon as they can.

Please, *register your vote by December 1st 2020*

Let me remind you that the Review Team has already sent a recommendation
(see link below) and the decision was that

"The review committee recommends approval of the specification as revised."

This proposal went through an open discussion in the first semester of
2019 in order to clarify objectives and receive feedback from the
members. After that, it was made available again for comments on May
2020. During both discussion phases the proposal was well received by
the community and, despite that the discussion was kept open for some
time, it was good to see that most of the opinions considered it a
proper approach to deal with the limitations of the current naming scheme.

Voting rules (consistent with current FDSN Terms of Reference):
1 vote per FDSN member (i.e. each network or datacentre)
Votes are agreed with at least 2/3 majority. Quorum for any decision is 5 FDSN member votes.



Javier Quinteros
FDSN WG2 Chair
Tel.: +49 (0)331/288-1931
Fax: +49 (0)331/288-1277
Email: javier<at>

Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ
Stiftung des öff. Rechts Land Brandenburg
Telegrafenberg, 14473 Potsdam

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