ARIN-PPML Message

[arin-ppml] Timeline for 2008-6 and 2009-1

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 9:23 AM, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2009, at 9:17 AM, William Herrin wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 6:55 AM, John Curran <jcurran at istaff.org> wrote:
>>> After the San Antonio meeting, ARIN Board will adopt any aspects of
>>> 2009-1 it feels are warranted.
>>
>> Are you just dead set on taking
>> action that's out of order under section 7 of the PDP?
>
>   The Board ultimately carries the responsibility to determine
>   the policies of the ARIN,


With all due respect John, the community and the membership bear the
responsibility to determine ARIN policy. Pains have been taken to
EXCLUDE the board from determining policy, such as by disqualifying
board members from submitting a normal policy proposal.

The board members are ARIN's conservators, charged with dotting the
i's, crossing the t's and, in exceptional cases, endeavoring to
prevent the community's will from being thwarted by errors in the
process.

John, you've served with distinction on the board for more than a
decade now. You were there at the beginning. You know better than
anyone that there's a reason ARIN has a board of trustees where ICANN
has a board of directors. Please recall *why* the board is designed to
be the guardian of the community's will.

Regards,
Bill Herrin



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