[ARIN-consult] Reminder: Consultation on Increasing the size of the ARIN Board of Trustees

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Jul 12 08:57:15 EDT 2017

On Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 8:34 AM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:

> On 12 Jul 2017, at 7:23 AM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> The notion that expanding the board without any other action would
> meaningfully impact "diversity" is absurd on its face.
> Bill -
> It is a question of probabilities, as increasing the number of elected
> seats from two
> per year to 10 per year (30 total) would almost certainly increase the
> diversity of
> background of Board members by any measure one could devise (although
> there
> would be significant efficiency impacts as a result.)
> Does increasing the number of elected seats from two per year to three per
> year
> result in a similar change in the probability of a more diverse set of
> backgrounds
> among Board members?  Probably, but each of us has to assess whether the
> net
> change is meaningful compared to the downsides that result from a larger
> Board.


You keep talking about "diversity of background" but have not concretely
defined what that means. Playing loosey goosey with the terminology makes
the whole thing theater.

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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