[ppml] the "other" policy proposals
martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Sun Apr 8 13:24:59 EDT 2007
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net>
To: Martin Hannigan <martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs>
Cc: Edward Lewis <Ed.Lewis at neustar.biz>, ppml at arin.net
Subject: Re: [ppml] the "other" policy proposals
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2007 18:56:55 -0700 (PDT)
> > Should Board Members be proposing, and defending,
> > policies?
> You've made your thoughts on that matter very, very clear,
> to all who will listen, many many times.
Let's make sure the issues don't run together. First, what
have I made clear? That I wonder if Board Members should be
pushing policy? Um, no, actually, I've never said that
before. You made me think of that.
> I've run, and
> won, twice, on the platform that I'm interested in, and
> have been successful at, working on achieving advances in
> ARIN policy which have widespread support. This is not a
> boast or some kind of claim of anything special, it's just
> work. I've offered to do that work, and the membership
> has, twice, taken me up on that offer. I'm not going to
> rescind that offer, once accepted, because you don't like
> it. If I decide to run again, you're very welcome to
> either run against me, on a platform of not working, or to
> campaign against me, on the platform that I shouldn't
I appreciate a good slamming and can take it, but let's
stay on-topic. Should board members be pushing policy
that they are going to vote on? It was a very simple
and not even conclusive or authoritative.
> Going behind the membership's back and trying to get
> non-public policy made that precludes that work is
> dishonest and underhanded, and just makes all the more
> work for me. I'd really rather you stopped doing it.
Really? I call "BS", Bill. If you have some information that
the rest of us don't have, bring it on. Else, I accept your
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