[ARIN-consult] Community Consultation on Increasing the Size of the ARIN Board of Trustees

Adam Brenner adam at solidnetwork.org
Fri May 12 12:13:25 EDT 2017

On 05/12/2017 08:47 AM, William Herrin wrote:
>...we can't elect folks who don't run and in 
> my opinion shouldn't seek less qualified candidates solely because of 
> diversity.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

The first and only priority from ARIN should be seeking candidates who 
are qualified for the position; diversity should not be in that 

Does anyone have a definition of what "diversity" means in the context 
of the ARIN board? Is it purely on technical merit? Years of experience? 
Company they represent? How about skin color? Country of Origin?

In general:
If you are NOT qualified to do the work you are either NOT hired for the 
position or you are fired from it. This is what happens around the world 
in every business. ARIN's board is and should not be any different.

Is it up to the community (everyone) to decide which candidate should 
represent them via the current ARIN voting process. Any person could 
choose vote on a candidate based on what ever factors they believe in: 
qualification, diversity, background, random guess, etc. ARIN simply 
needs to administer this process. This process is already fair -- we the 
community nominate/volunteer to run for the board AND elect the board -- 
and that process is setup today and has been for the past years.

Nothing needs to change and no additional board seats should be added.

What am I missing here? Is John and the board secretly tossing votes / 
candidates at the green monster in Fenway park?


Adam Brenner, Chief Executive Officer
SolidNetwork Technologies, Inc.

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