[arin-ppml] [arin-council] AC Role in Petitions

Randy Carpenter rcarpen at network1.net
Sun Apr 17 14:15:17 EDT 2011

There seems to be a lot of stink over what I take to be a very simple thing.

The way I understand it is that the rule is only that AC members may not be counted as part of the required 10 to make a petition to reconsider an abandoned proposal. I don't think there is anything with that rule that prevents an AC member from expressing their opinion. Please correct me if I am wrong.

The required 10 is also a completely arbitrary rule. Would everyone be more comfortable if there was no rule against counting the AC members, but the required petitioners was set to 15, or 20?


----- Original Message -----
> On 17-Apr-11 10:42, Joe Maimon wrote:
> > I do believe they are operating with the best of intentions, but
> > actively muzzling AC community members would be crossing a line.
> Indeed.  Hopefully, we elect people to the AC because they are widely
> recognized as having Clue(tm); to deliberately remove their Clue(tm)
> from the debate, over a petition or any other matter, is just plain
> stupid and it makes me question the motives of those arguing for
> such.
> If a petition is needed, that means up to 7 AC members could have
> supported it during their deliberations.  In light of that, we may
> want
> to consider whether 10 voices (i.e. as few as 3 non-AC voices) in
> support of a petition should be sufficient for it to succeed, but
> that
> is a procedurally distinct matter.  I don't have the time to pull up
> the
> stats at the moment, but I don't think this has been, to date, an
> operational problem worth fixing.
> S
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