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Democracy and InterNIC/APNIC/RIPE-NCC

john's comment is extremely well written and appropriate.  To answer
larry's questions he is I believe going to need a copy of the ARIN by-
laws.

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On Fri, 18 Jul 1997, Larry Vaden wrote:

> At 12:51 PM 7/18/97 +0200, John LeRoy Crain wrote:
> <snip>...</snip>
> >I agree that US citizens know what their version of democracy is.
> >However electing someone to represent the citizens only works when you
> >have citizens. ARIN does not yet have members, so who gets to vote.
> >
> >Who is going to decide this? Who is going to contact all the people
> >with an interest in the Inet, As you don't have members yet, not only
> >in the US, ARIN is not a registry for the USA only, but in south
> >American countries other ARIN regions?
> >
> >To take a vote you first need to define who the voters are. I would
> >suggest that the ARIN proposal clearly points to the fact that the
> >"members" will get a say in what happens. 
> >
> >First you need the members and to get them ARIN needs to exist before
> >hand. 
> 
> Hi, John.  It is good to hear from you again.  I hope you will agree to
> continue helping with the discussion.
> 
> As you read the ARIN proposal, how soon after formation of ARIN will an
> Advisory Council be 100% elected by the members rather than by the BofT?
> 
> As you read the ARIN proposal, how soon after formation of ARIN will the
> BofT be 100% elected by the members rather than by the organizers of ARIN?
> 
> I appreciate and value your input.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Larry
>