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

Austin Murkland austin.murkland at qscend.com
Fri Apr 6 14:52:54 EDT 2018

I'm in full agreement with Mr. Herrin and Mr. Woodcock on this, I fail to
see how a larger Board of Trustees will help ARIN, the community, or the
present board accomplish tasks set before them.

Austin Murkland

On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 2:40 PM, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 2:14 PM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:
> > it is often up to the ARIN Board of Trustees to
> > decide whether to explore these initiatives when they are at an early
> stage.
> Mission creep.
> > ARIN should add three more elected voting seats to the Board of Trustees,
> > raising the current six (two elected per year) to nine (three elected per
> > year). New Board seats are to be added to the Board in a phased manner –
> one
> > per year in the 2018 thru 2020 elections as noted below
> Still "no" for the same reasons expressed last year. The bigger the
> board, the worse the paralysis at one end and groupthink at the other.
> Optimal board sizes, in general, have been studied. A lot. The 7 you
> have is already on the high edge of optimal. If 7 people can't get it
> done, then either we've elected people who aren't willing to spend the
> time, ARIN has strayed too far from the core mission or ARIN has added
> too much paper-pushing overhead (too much "process") to the board's
> work.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> --
> William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
> Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>
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