[PDB-gov] Voting eligibility

Chris Caputo secretary at peeringdb.com
Fri Nov 20 14:51:14 PST 2015

On Fri, 20 Nov 2015, C N wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM, Chris Caputo <secretary at peeringdb.com> wrote:
> > You've said that but you haven't explained why it is broken.
> >
> > As Will has pointed out, if you remove the affiliate clause you make 
> > it possible to game the elections.
> >
> > As an aside, if Amazon had said they want the vote, I would have 
> > informed Twitch that Amazon will be voting instead of Twitch, on the 
> > basis of Amazon being the controlling organization.
> Under what determination would the 'Amazon AS' network get the vote vs 
> Twitch? I am not trying to be captious but I would think that the Twitch 
> AS has equal standing as the 'Amazon AS'.

Amazon has the most right to the vote, because they own Twitch.

As written, ASNs are not the basis of membership criteria.  PeeringDB 
serves more than networks/ASNs.  As written, colocation facilities and 
IXPs are also able to be members.  Any organization with an active (ie., 
not banned) PeeringDB record, is able to be a member.

If folks want to make ASNs be the basis of membership criteria, then in 
doing so they would be disenfranchising many existing users of PeeringDB.


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