[arin-ppml] 2011-1 dissent Was: Re: ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call
jcurran at arin.net
Thu Oct 20 07:59:45 EDT 2011
On Oct 19, 2011, at 10:32 PM, Martin Hannigan wrote:
> I agree with you, the process has failed at least from an integrity
> perspective. The last call text presented in this thread should not
> be allowed to propagate under the cover of community blessing.
The ARIN AC is fully empowered to develop policy text on
behalf of the community based on its best understanding.
The Policy Development Process specifies that the ARIN AC
determines whether a draft policy has the support of the
community. There is a requirement to present the draft
policy text at the Public Policy meeting, but no requirement
for a vote to be taken on specific text. Any discussion
and/or votes taken at the at the meeting done are for the
consideration of the Advisory Council in doing its policy
If the text has been changed from what is presented at the
Public Policy Meeting, then it _must_ be sent for last call
to obtain community feedback on the revised proposed text.
That is the integrity check in the process, and the community
has an important obligation to provide feedback during last
call regarding any and all aspects of the draft policy that
they feel needs to be changed. If the community doesn't
provide any feedback on necessary changes during last call,
then that definitely qualifies as validation of community
support. If there is a change to the policy text as a result
of the last call feedback, the policy may go to another last
call or be put back on docket for further development.
Ultimately, the Board of Trustees will be the judge of the
process by which the policy was developed, if the policy is
recommended for adopted. At this time, Draft policy 2011-1's
development is fully in keeping the Policy Development Process,
and what is lacking is last call feedback to the AC regarding
any aspects of the revised policy text that needs to be changed.
President and CEO
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