[arin-ppml] Board Election Petition underway

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Oct 10 00:53:34 EDT 2021


To the beset of my knowledge, membership has never been a criterion for eligibility to run. It is a requirement to be able to nominate and to vote.

I don’t think this is a change.

What has changed is the behavior of (and possibly the mandate and guidance given to) the nominating committee.

This new behavior is the kind of manipulation of process I expect to see in AFRINIC. It comes as a surprise in the ARIN region.

I’m not sure what scott at solarnetone.org thinks is going on and he doesn’t elaborate beyond a rather terse claim that some sort
of effort towards capture is occurring. Care to elaborate, Scott?

Owen


> On Oct 9, 2021, at 18:26 , Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> 
> It's probably more than process reform that is needed IMHO. I didn't realize this changed, but you don't need to be a member in good standing to run for the board. I'm pretty certain it used to be a requirement. Not sure when that changed. It appears at least two of three possibly aren't. I'd argue this is another black eye for the process.
> 
> Warm regards,
> 
> -M<
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Oct 9, 2021 at 9:19 PM Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com <mailto:scottleibrand at gmail.com>> wrote:
> In light of the public and private responses I’ve gotten to this question, it seems that the obvious explanations are considered far more credible than any innocent ones (of which none have been forthcoming this far).
> 
> I would encourage everyone to support these petitions, to solicit candidates’ opinions on the matter of candidate selection, and then vote for candidates willing to publicly advocate for candidate selection reform at ARIN. Whether or not the process is currently undergoing capture, it certainly appears to lack the transparency needed to avoid it. 
> 
> Scott
> 
>> On Oct 9, 2021, at 5:37 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com <mailto:owen at delong.com>> wrote:
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>> There were apparently at least 5 candidates. There are 2 open board seats.
>> 
>> The nom-com approved only 3 candidates, hence my complaint.
>> 
>> There are 7 open advisory council seats. I did not count the nomination list size, but I assure you it was well short of 14.
>> 
>> Owen
>> 
>> 
>>> On Oct 9, 2021, at 17:30 , Steven Ryerse <SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com <mailto:SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com>> wrote:
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>>> If there are enough candidates there ought to be at least 2 for each seat and more than 2 is also good too. 
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>>> Steven Ryerse
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>>> From: ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net <mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net>> On Behalf Of Mike Burns
>>> Sent: Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:45 PM
>>> To: Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com <mailto:scottleibrand at gmail.com>>
>>> Cc: arin-ppml <arin-ppml at arin.net <mailto:arin-ppml at arin.net>>
>>> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Board Election Petition underway
>>>  
>>> I was rejected for an Advisory Council candidacy even though I was a candidate in the past and am a policy author in multiple registries.
>>> Another broker was likewise rejected.
>>> There are 7 AC openings, only 10 candidates, but I was rejected.
>>> I know another broker who was, like me, solicited to run but then denied a candidacy.
>>> The NomCom is comprised of four insiders, two volunteers, and operates in the dark.
>>> Not saying this is the case, but very few likeminded individuals on the AC/Board can effectively capture these via NomCom filtering.
>>> A dangerous thing for Internet governance in the context of Afrinic. I don't want the governments of the world taking over from the amateurs.
>>> But if we continue to act amateurish...
>>>  
>>>  
>>> Regards,
>>> Mike
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>>>  
>>>  
>>> ---- On Sat, 09 Oct 2021 11:58:00 -0400 Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com <mailto:scottleibrand at gmail.com>> wrote ----
>>>  
>>> Has ARIN disclosed anything about why the NomCom chose to exclude two obviously-qualified candidates from the ballot when they didn’t yet have 2 candidates per open seat, and the 3 candidates they did include are all less well-known to the community than both the ones they excluded?
>>> 
>>> I can hypothesize some possible reasons, but none of them would reflect well on the NomCom, so I am reluctant to do so without learning their stated reason(s). 
>>> 
>>> Scott
>>> 
>>> > On Oct 9, 2021, at 7:39 AM, Bill Woodcock <woody at pch.net <mailto:woody at pch.net>> wrote:
>>> > 
>>> > 
>>> >> On Oct 9, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Martin Hannigan <hannigan at gmail.com <mailto:hannigan at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> >> There's a petition for two people to be added to the Trustee ballot after being rejected by the nom com.
>>> > 
>>> > Yes! Go vote on the petitions, so you’ll have more than three choices to fill the two open board seats, when the election comes. Give yourself more options.
>>> > 
>>> > -Bill
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