[ppml] Re: AC Role (WAS: Independent space from ARIN)
J. Scott Marcus
scott at scottmarcus.com
Thu Apr 24 23:18:42 EDT 2003
> > The AC's role is explicitly defined in the ARIN bylaws.
> > Article VIII, section 3:
> > Function. It shall be the function of the Advisory Council to
> > act in an
> > advisory capacity to the Board of Trustees on matters as the Board of
> > Trustees may, from time to time, request involving IP
> > allocation policies
> > and related matters. Between meetings of the Advisory Council, the
> > President of ARIN shall be the point of contact between the Advisory
> > Council and the Board of Trustees.
> > ... It is not the AC's place to provide unsolicited
> > advice to the BoT.
With all due respect, I don't think that this verbiage precludes the AC
from offering the BoT advice on issues where the BoT did not solicit
it. It states what the "function", or job, of the AC is. As long as the
AC is fulfilling its function, I don't think that this verbiage prevents an
activist AC from volunteering an opinion on matters where the BoT did not
specifically request it...
At the same time, I do not think that the BoT is under any obligation to DO
anything with gratuitous advice from the AC.
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