NAIPR Message

Rebuttal to Mr. Weisberg's insinuations Re: Important News from Don Telage about ARIN

At 02:25 PM 7/18/97 +0900, David R. Conrad wrote:
>Not sure how being obnoxious helps you argue your case, but I'm sure
>it makes sense to you.
>However, if you look at my question, you'll see that the definition of
>democracy doesn't quite apply.
>I will ask yet again:
>_Within the context of IP address allocation_, what exactly do you
>mean by "a democratic process"?  Please be specific.

David, thanks for the opportunity to try again.

Of the two processes outlined at
<> and
<>, which appears to be more
"democratic" to you?

My answer is the one that reads as follows:


1.This message is the call for nominations, which should be sent to
isoc-pocnom at by the closing date of 17 September 1997. 

2.Each nomination must give the name, affiliation, email address and phone
number of the nominee, plus a brief statement (maximum 10 lines) about the
nominee's Internet and global credentials. 

3.Self-nominations are allowed. 

4.ISOC will verify each nominee's willingness to serve for one or three

5.The list of willing nominees will be published by ISOC shortly after the
closing date. Confidential comments from the community will be solicited.
The Board of Trustees of the Internet Society will then make its two
appointments and announce them within one month. 

6.Apart from the above, the Internet Society will be guided in its
deliberations by the procedures defined in RFC 2027. 

7.Nominees must accept that a recall procedure, analagous to that defined
in RFC 2027, may be invoked at any time during their terms.