[arin-ppml] Advisory Council Meeting Results - February 2012

Martin Hannigan hannigan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 10:35:02 EST 2012

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Sweeting, John
<john.sweeting at twcable.com> wrote:
> On 2/23/12 9:05 AM, "Martin Hannigan" <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:47 PM, Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
>>> ARIN wrote:
>>>> Regarding proposal 163, the AC stated, "Based on a lack of significant
>>>> support or extenuating circumstances that would require the creation of
>>>> a specially designated class of v4 address space within the ARIN
>>>> the AC chose to abandon proposal 163. Without a compelling inequity
>>>> present, it's difficult to make a case for carve-outs of any kind other
>>>> than for critical infrastructure. The community has underscored this
>>>> with significant expressions of support for fewer v4 initiatives and
>>>> more focus on transition."
>>> To the drafter of this language, and to those who affirmed it.
>>I was the primary author, the AC participated in its editing and then
>>voted on it.
> Just a point of clarification as the Chair of the AC: We normally ask the
> Primary Shepherd to draft the wording to explain why we take certain
> actions, since the Primary Shepherd is the one with the intimate knowledge
> of the proposal and normally is the one that recommends what actions we

That "intimate knowledge" is then extolled upon the entire AC during
it's call. There are opportunities for the AC to ask questions and
make comments as is demonstrated in the pending post of the AC

> take. In this case as Marty has indicated he was the Primary Shepherd and
> had that responsibility. There were 2 AC members that voiced displeasure
> to me with the wording but in keeping with the openness the AC would like
> to maintain I allowed the wording suggested by Marty,

Who were the two AC members who opted to raise a concern with wording
of the AC's public statement? Why didn't you make that statement to
the AC om their behalf if they weren't willing to do it themselves?

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> As the Chair I do have veto
> power over the wording but very seldom use it as I think it is important
> for the shepherd's to be able to make that communication to the community
> as well as the originator. Also we normally try to let the originator know
> ahead of the formal announcement but that is not always possible.

John, are you licensed to drive that bus? :-)



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