[arin-ppml] Serious question for the list.

Jeffrey Lyon jeffrey.lyon at blacklotus.net
Thu May 5 14:40:06 EDT 2011

On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 2:33 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:
>> Mike,
>> I dislike the idea. PPML is compromised primarily of the olde guard
>> that seems intent upon blocking any efforts to commercialize
>> registration services. Even with substantial support, at this point it
>> seems those who are actually in charge of voting on policy would block
>> these attempts until (in an extreme case) they're completely voted out
>> of office. Even with AC support, there has to be concurrence within
>> the Board of Trustees.
> Huh?
> Who do you think is in charge of voting on policy?
> The members of ARIN elect the board and the AC.
> The AC votes on policies and if they make it past last call and the AC
> favors their adoption, the BoT gets a final vote on them.
> The AC does pay close attention to PPML and to our perceived will
> of the community. Yes, our perceived will of the community is a
> somewhat nebulous concept, but, I think that is unavoidable in
> a consensus-based bottom-up process. However, if the community
> expresses strong support for a direction contrary to the current
> policy, that support would definitely be considered by the AC.
> Owen


This is correct, and mutually understood. The current AC perception of
the Burns-Lyon ideology is that the community does not support. It
would take substantial influence and discussion to change gears in
that respect. A bunch of new faces popping up on PPML and supporting
this idea would not change the AC perception of community support or
lack thereof.

Best regards, Jeff

Jeffrey Lyon, Leadership Team
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