[arin-ppml] Board Election Petition underway

Michael B. Williams Michael.Williams at glexia.com
Mon Oct 11 22:18:16 EDT 2021


Is NomCom able to explain how this happened? In my opinion, unless they
cannot offer some credible explanation everyone on NomCom should be removed
from any position of official power at ARIN. Embarrassing to say the least.

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On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 1:35 PM Jason Baugher <jasonbaugher at adamstel.com>
wrote:

> I signed the petitions to get these 2 candidates on the ballot, because
> unless someone on the nom-com cares to give us a valid reason to reject
> them, I feel they belong there.
>
>
>
> I also answered the survey regarding the prioritization of question,
> choosing those that address the nom-com and overall behavior and makeup of
> the board to be the most important.
>
>
>
> Up until a few years ago, I paid little attention to ARIN governance and
> policy. What was in place didn’t affect me adversely, so I didn’t read the
> new policy announcements, didn’t care who was running things, didn’t even
> bother to vote quite honestly. It wasn’t until the somewhat recent waiting
> list policy change fiasco that I started making a point of following what
> is happening with ARIN.
>
>
>
> With that said, I consider myself somewhat of an outsider, so I may be
> over-simplifying things. However, this is how I’m interpreting this
> process.
>
> 1: The Board selects a nominating committee, which then has the authority
> to accept or reject candidates from the ballot.
>
> 2: The nominating committee is insulated in as such that they don’t have
> to provide their reasons for accepting or rejecting the candidate, even to
> the candidate themselves.
>
> 3: The only recourse is for the person to file a petition to get 124
> member orgs to sign to be forced onto the ballot, which is a hurdle that
> those already accepted by the nominating committee do not have pass.
>
> 4: The end-result would appear to be a limited selection on the ballot of
> people hand-picked by the existing Board, thereby ensuring the overall
> direction of the Board stays the same.
>
>
>
> Someone else already suggested a reform to the system above, where the
> nom-com would have to provide their reasons for rejection, which I fully
> support. I’d also suggest that if there is going to be a 2% petition
> requirement to be on the ballot, it should be for all candidates, not just
> for those who the nom-com rejects. Level the playing field.
>
>
>
> Jason
>
>
>
> *From:* ARIN-PPML <arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net> *On Behalf Of *Scott
> Leibrand
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 9, 2021 8:20 PM
> *To:* arin-ppml <arin-ppml at arin.net>
> *Subject:* Re: [arin-ppml] Board Election Petition underway
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> 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> wrote:
>
> There were apparently at least 5 candidates. There are 2 open board
> seats.
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>
>
> 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
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> On Oct 9, 2021, at 17:30 , Steven Ryerse <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> *On Behalf Of *Mike Burns
> *Sent:* Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:45 PM
> *To:* Scott Leibrand <scottleibrand at gmail.com>
> *Cc:* arin-ppml <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...
>
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>
>
> Regards,
>
> Mike
>
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> ---- On Sat, 09 Oct 2021 11:58:00 -0400 *Scott Leibrand
> <scottleibrand at gmail.com <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> wrote:
> > 
> >
> >> On Oct 9, 2021, at 4:03 PM, Martin Hannigan <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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