[arin-ppml] Future pressures on the ARIN policy process (Was: Use of "reserved" address space)

Martin Hannigan marty at akamai.com
Thu Jul 1 16:14:22 EDT 2010

On 7/1/10 4:00 PM, "William Herrin" <bill at herrin.us> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 2:45 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> You are absolutely correct with respect to the power of the Board
>> and ability of a single entity to potentially "capture" the organization
>> if they were able to dominate an election at the last minute.  This is
>> the type of potential risk that the Board considered when making the
>> recent changes in membership and voting.
> Hi John,
> I agree with the board's decision to do away with "anybody can vote
> with a $500 payment," for exactly the reasons you point out but I also
> agree with James Hess' comment:
> ) The restrictions on membership are pretty darn offensive I would
> ) say...  organizations which are part  of the American RIR community
> ) which ARIN is supposed to serve but do not have resources directly
> ) allocated/assigned ARIN are arbitrarily  excluded from joining ARIN.
> 3450 ISPs and 20 non-ISPs eligible to vote has had a lopsided effect
> on the folks selected for the board and the AC. Particularly the AC
> most of whom haven't, shall we say, reached the height of
> statesmanship achieved by the luminaries considered for the board.

[ snip ]

> I have no magic bullet for this problem. Voting systems are
> surprisingly hard to do well and fairly. But Scott wanted suggestions
> and one of my suggestions is: look for more ways to solve or mitigate
> this problem.

The nom-com would seem to be the place to point the microscope at, IMHO.



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