[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal: Clarify Board of Trustees Emergency Authority
bill at herrin.us
Fri Apr 3 22:08:27 EDT 2009
1. Policy Proposal Name: Clarify Board of Trustees Emergency Authority
2. Proposal Originator
1. name: William Herrin
2. email: herrin at dirtside.com
3. telephone: 703-534-2652
4. organization: self
3. Proposal Version: 1.0
4. Date: 4/3/2009
5. Proposal type: modify
new, modify, or delete.
6. Policy term: permanent
temporary, permanent, or renewable.
7. Policy statement:
In the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) section 7.1, replace the sentence:
The Board of Trustees may initiate the Emergency PDP by declaring an
emergency and posting a draft policy to the PPML for discussion for a
minimum of 10 business days.
With the following text:
If faced with an extant problem for which a delay of six months is
reasonably expected to have grave consequences, the Board of Trustees
may initiate the Emergency PDP by declaring an emergency and drafting
a proposal constrained to preventing actions which the Number Resource
Policy Manual would otherwise allow. The draft policy must then be
posted to the PPML for discussion for a minimum of 10 business days.
Section 1 of the ARIN Policy Development Process (PDP) wisely excludes
the Board of Trustees (BoT) from participating in the drafting of ARIN
policy for inclusion in the NRPM. Such participation would mean that
the same individuals both write and approve the organization's policy.
Historically, giving the same individuals both the power to write
policy and the power to approve it has demonstrated itself to be ripe
Section 7 of the PDP exists so that if some mad genius comes up with a
technically correct way to requisition all the remaining IP addresses,
something can be done quickly enough to block it. It does not exist to
allow the BoT a convenient way to forge new policy in violation of the
section 1 proscriptions.
With emergency policy proposal 2009-1, the BoT exhibited an imperfect
understanding of the purpose of section 7. This proposal seeks to
9. Timetable for implementation: immediate
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William D. Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com bill at herrin.us
3005 Crane Dr. ...................... Web: <http://bill.herrin.us/>
Falls Church, VA 22042-3004
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