[PDB-gov] Voting eligibility

Pierfrancesco Caci pf at caci.it
Thu Nov 19 10:27:27 PST 2015

>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Caputo <ccaputo at alt.net> writes:

    Chris> On Thu, 19 Nov 2015, Pierfrancesco Caci wrote:
    >> >>>>> "Chris" == Chris Caputo <secretary at peeringdb.com> writes:
    Chris> - 2 organizations have been disallowed from voting due to 
    Chris> coming under the purview of the draft bylaws affiliate 
    Chris> clause (*).  1 was disallowed because of a parent 
    Chris> organization affiliation, and 1 was disallowed because 
    Chris> of a common control affiliation.
    >> After this election is over, I suggest that we talk about when a 
    >> controlled organization is independent enough to get their own vote 
    >> besides that of the parent. One of the 2 orgs that have been disallowed 
    >> could well have voted independently of mine, in my opinion.

    Chris> Allowing organizations under common control to have multiple votes, 
    Chris> depending on the level of independence reported by the organizations 
    Chris> themselves, would seem to be a challenging equation to balance.

    Chris> If A is a parent of B and C, and B and C are able to vote,
    Chris> then A wields  
    Chris> twice the influence of other voters.

    Chris> I don't see how that can be negated.

I'm not sure which cases we're trying to prevent here. B and C run
different networks with different peering policies and requirements. 
I understand that you have no possibility to check the level of
independence. Anyway, let's have this vote come to conclusion, and maybe
in the meantime I or someone else comes up with a better idea. 


Pierfrancesco Caci

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