[arin-ppml] Petition draft 2011-1 last call

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Tue Nov 8 15:03:51 EST 2011

On Tue, Nov 8, 2011 at 7:11 AM, Bill Darte <BillD at cait.wustl.edu> wrote:
> The AC is made up of community representatives elected by that community.


That's a lie, is it not? I believe you when you say you try to do your
best for the entire community. Were the entire community eligible to
vote, they might well have elected you. But they weren't and aren't
eligible to vote.

In fact, the eligibility to vote in the election which put you on the
advisory council was restricted to "ARIN members," a tiny fraction of
the number-resource using community in the ARIN region consisting
almost but not quite exclusively of ISPs. Nor can you claim to be a
second-level representative, elected by people who were elected by the
community at large.

So, let's dispose of this notion that any member of the AC has a
representative mandate which arises from his or her election by "the
community." Your mandate comes top down from the Board of Trustees,
their direction to the AC to develop number policy for the
organization. To what has, since the demise of the IRPEP, become a
progressively more secondary consideration, it also comes bottom up
from the vocal support or opposition offered on specific text.

At least, it bubbles up when that text is actually presented to the
whole community instead of just the portion which haunts PPML. Which
draft 2011-1, having never seen a public meeting in anything close to
its current form, has not.

Bill Herrin

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