[PDB-gov] Voting eligibility

Christian Koch ck at megaport.com
Fri Nov 20 11:48:36 PST 2015

going to have to agree here.

this is a silly rule, with no way to validate the independence of the
network policy.

On 19 November 2015 at 13:27, Pierfrancesco Caci <pf at caci.it> wrote:

> >>>>> "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.
> Pf
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> Pierfrancesco Caci
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