[PDB-gov] [PDB-announce] PeeringDB survey with regard to the future of PeeringDB

Daniel Golding dgolding at google.com
Thu Aug 6 11:52:24 PDT 2015

Peering DB Community,

Just to provide some additional color from one of those who believes more
transparency and logic should be applied to the situation....

A number of us in the community are skeptical of the need for yet another
organization with resulting overhead (which is significant). In addition,
there is concern regarding the initial makeup of any proposed PeeringDB
board - namely, that it may not be representative of the largest user
groups and potential contributors to PeeringDB. There is concern about the
degree of transparency to this point - that most decisions are being made
on a closed "admin-only" list.

PeeringDB will be funded, theoretically, by contributions or memberships.
For this reason, its vital that the Board be representative of the
potential contributor base, as well as absolutely free of potential
conflicts of interest.

Of course, one way to avoid these unpleasant issues is to associate with
another, better funded organization, to operate in a semi-autonomous

Daniel Golding

Disclosures: I work for Google and we have a vested interest in the success
of PeeringDB. I am Chair of NANOG, and NANOG is one of the choices on the
Survey, but I'd be just as happy to see this activity under OpenIX or the
Internet Society.

On Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM, Aaron Hughes <aaronh at tcp0.com> wrote:

> Fellow PeeringDB Community,
> It has come to our attention that several community members believe more
> transparency and logic could have been applied to the initial survey
> regarding where PeeringDB functions should live. We respectfully request a
> poll from the community with a more formal survey in order to keep with the
> spirit of PeeringDB transparency and bottom up.
> PeeringDB has been operating for years with no official corporate umbrella
> or liability protection. There has been much discussion in recent months
> about officially organizing into an IRS non-profit, so that users may
> contribute funding and be assured that their contributions will best serve
> PeeringDB's evolution.
> Please review and complete the following survey:
> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZDM6RNK
> This survey will close on 15, Aug 2015 2359h UTC
> Sincerely,
> PeeringDB Admins
> --
> Aaron Hughes
> aaronh at tcp0.com
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Dan Golding | Data Center Strategy | Global Network Acquisition |
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