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2008 NANOG Election Ballot

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2008 Election Results

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2008 Charter Amendments 

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General Information

2008 NANOG Elections General Information

Hello NANOGers!

From: Philip Smith for the NANOG SC 

Elections for three of the six elected positions on the NANOG Steering Committee (SC) will be held in October 2008. The currently-serving Steering Committee members whose terms are expiring are Joe Provo, Randy Bush and Philip Smith. Randy and Philip have also served two consecutive terms so, as per the charter, they cannot be considered for re-election until October 2009. 

The NANOG Steering Committee works closely with Merit to promote, support and improve NANOG. The Steering Committee is responsible for the selection of the Program Committee and the Mailing List Committee, and is the community's instrument for ensuring that NANOG as an organisation remains open, relevant and useful. 

If you care about NANOG as a forum, and think you would like to take a turn at volunteering your time to help make it better, please consider either volunteering yourself or nominating someone else. 

For more information about the role of the Steering Committee, or to find out more about what's involved in being an Steering Committee member, please consult the NANOG Charter or contact someone who is already serving and ask them directly.

 

 

How to Nominte Someone

 

You may nominate someone else, or yourself. There is no limit to the number of nominations that may be submitted by a single person. Individual nominees will be contacted directly to confirm that they are willing to accept the nomination, and so that they can supply a biography for the NANOG web page. 

To submit a nomination, send the nominee's full name and contact details to nominations@nanog.org

The candidates will be given an opportunity to make brief comments and/or accept questions from the community at the NANOG44 Community Meeting, Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 5:30 PM, PDT. 

Tue 2008-08-12 Call for Nominations issued 
Tue 2008-09-09 Last day for SC Nominations to be received
Sun 2008-10-12 Voting for the 2008/2008 NANOG SC opens at Noon PDT 
Tue 2008-10-14 Voting for the 2008/2009 NANOG SC closes at 1 pm PDT Results announced at the close of the meeting

 

NANOG Mailing List Committee

 

The NANOG Mail List Committee is comprised of NANOG community volunteers. For more about the nomination process and to nominate someone, please see the link below:

2008 Mailing List Committee Candidates

 

NANOG Program Committee

 

The NANOG Program Committee is a group of sixteen individuals from the NANOG community who together are responsible for the solicitation and selection of material for NANOG meeting Programs. 

A new NANOG Program Committee will be selected by the NANOG Steering Committee after the Steering Committee election in October. Eight positions are to be filled, and the Steering Committee is now seeking nominations.

2008 Program Committee Candidates

Per the NANOG charter (6.2.1), eligible candidates are individuals who have attended at least one NANOG meeting in the past 12 months (i.e. one or more of NANOG 42, NANOG 43 or NANOG 44). Broad technical knowledge of Internet operations and familiarity with NANOG meetings are useful attributes. Having constructive opinions and ideas about how NANOG meetings might be improved is of high value. 

If you are interested in nominating someone else or yourself, please send a brief note to nominations@nanog.org. The note should include the nominee's contact details, and a brief description of why (in your opinion) the individual concerned would be a good addition to the Program Committee. 

The Steering Committee will accept nominations received before the conclusion of NANOG 44 on October 14. 

 

Charter Revisions

 

The last NANOG of the calendar year is the community's opportunity to vote on any proposed revisions to the NANOG charter. 

The full text of the proposed charter amendments is at:

http://www.nanog.org/history/charter/

Eligible voters may also propose additional charter amendments to nanog-elections@nanog.org by September 30, 2008. Submissions must include names and email addresses of petition signatories, which Merit may verify. Final recommendations for voting will be presented on the 2008 NANOG ballot. 

Charter amendments will be presented at the NANOG44 Community Meeting, Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 5:30 PM, PDT. The community will have an opportunity to discuss the proposed amendments at the meeting. 

Also see:

 

Election Timeline
New MLC appointed 11-03-09 
MLC nominations close 10-29-09 
Website and Email Lists Updated 10-23-09 
New SC appoints new PC 10-22-09 
New SC Breakfast 10-22-09 
Existing SC and New SC Dinner 10-21-09 
Voting for the 2009/2010 NANOG SC closes at 09:15 EDT 10-21-09 
PC Candidate Information posted/nominations close 10-19-09 
Voting for the 2009/2010 NANOG SC opens at 12:00 EDT 10-18-09 
Ballot approved 10-06-09 
Charter draft Posted on website 9-28-09 
Call for Mailing List Committee nominations 9-28-09 
SC Candidate information posted/nominations close 9-14-09 
PC Nominations begin 9-8-09 
Charter discussed in Futures 9-8-09 
SC Nominations begin 8-17-09 
Election Timeline Announcement Sent 7-13-09 
Request for continued participation from existing/eligible SC/PC members 6-19-09 
New web pages created 6-01-09

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2008 Election Results

Over 1,818 people were eligible to vote, with eligibility based on having attended at least one NANOG meeting in the past two years, i.e., between fall 2006 and fall 2008. 

Of those who were eligible to vote, 202 actually voted. Voters could choose up to three (3) candidates and three (3) charter amendments. 

The voting mechanism was designed to ensure that each registered voter cast only one ballot. To respect privacy and protect confidentiality, the identity of the voter and the choices made on the ballot were decoupled so there is no way to know who voted for whom.

 

Winning Candidates

  • Joe Provo, ITA Software
  • Robert Seastrom, Clue Trust
  • Patrick Gilmore, Akamai Technologies

 

Charter Amendments

All Charter Amendments passed.

Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to everyone who voted! 

A special thank you to all the SC Candidates that put their name in the pool to run for a position.

 

The Results

Here are the final voting results: 

202 people have voted.

Candidate Votes
Joe Provo, ITA 137
Robert Seastrom, ClueTrust 103
Patrick W. Gilmore, Akamai Technologies 94
Josh Snowhorn, Terremark - NAP of the Americas 75
Martin Hannigan, Verne Global 61
Alex Rubesnstein, Net Access Corporation 30
Jim Deleskie, NBI 24
  524 votes cast

 

Amendment Votes
proposal A yes 168
proposal A no 19
proposal B yes 175
proposal B no 15
proposal C yes 178
proposal C no 10

 

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2008 NANOG Steering Committee Candidates

All Steering Committee nominations should be sent to nominations@nanog.org

 

Terms Expiring: 

Randy Bush, IIJ*
Joe Provo, ITA Software
Philip Smith, Cisco*

 

Terms Not Expiring:

Steve Feldman, CBS Interactive
Jared Mauch, NTT/VERIO
Chris Morrow, Google

* Has served two consecutive terms so, as per the charter, person cannot be considered for re-election until October 2009. 

 

Nominations for the 3 Open 2008 SC Positions are:

Jim Deleskie I started working on the Internet in 1994, with one of the original CA*NET nodes, a small Canadian ISP, NSTN. Over the last 14 years I have worked primarily in the Service provide arena with both large and small providers. I spent time working for a few vendors specializing in helping them to understand the SP market place. During this time I worked for several global providers as well as Canadian and US national providers. I have experience working on networks around the world and understand the global picture as well as the North American landscape. I have presented at NANOG and several Security conferences. My main focus has been on routing, peering and security affording me the opportunity to work with many Service Providers on interconnections and operational issues. I have been involved with NANOG since the 90's and would like the opportunity to share my experience and knowledge gained over the years to help NANOG grow. I have seen NANOG grow over the years and am extremely interested to see that growth continue and I would truly like to help steer that growth in the right direction with focus on the entire community at large. I have worked at the following companies: Internet MCI, Avici, Rogers, Teleglobe, VSNL International, Force 10, and currently work for a VAR called NBI.
Patrick W. Gilmore, Akamai Technologies I am Principal Architect at Akamai Technologies where I have worked for eight years. I oversee the Network Architecture department. Prior to Akamai, I worked at Onyx Network, Concentric Networks, and Priori Networks. 

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the London Internet Exchange, a member of the Board of Directors of the Seattle Internet Exchange, and an Administrator of the PeeringDB. 

I care deeply about NANOG and the Internet community. Back in the 90s I was active in the ISP/C. I have been to every single NANOG save one since 1998, and was one of the very first members of what became NANOG Futures. 

I am also active in the Internet peering community, attending every Global Peering Forum and all but one of the European Peering Forums, as well as RIPE, APRICOT, and many other conferences around the world. 

I have presented dozens of times on topics from routing to peering and even at policy conferences. 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Martin Hannigan, Verne Global I've been part of the Internet since 1988 and have been priveleged to "ride the wave". I was the first chair of the NANOG MLC prior to the creation of the SC, and am currently the ARIN appointed member to the NRO NC, a part of the IP numbering check and balance system that is working to insure a smooth global policy based transition from v4 to v6. I am an attendee of North American (NANOG, ARIN), Caribbean (LACNIC), European (RIPE), and global (ICANN) engineering and policy meetings and would be an effective liaison for the purpose of furthering the success of NANOG. 

My main interest in serving the NANOG community is to bring more relevancy back to the organization by interacting directly with the community, being up to date on topics that are not only pressing to tier 1 operators, but any "level", and being an advocate for the community in all matters required while insuring that Merit, the SC, (and PC) were as open and transparent to the community as possible.

Joe Provo, ITA As a long-time manager of communication systems, I wish to see the organizational infrastructure of NANOG remain healthy and strong. I have always seen myself as a representative of the regional, mid-sized and small providers, and wish to continue providing that perspective. I don't think good practices have to suffer when scaling a system up or down, be that for networks, servers or teams. I'm active in the security/abuse, peering, datacenter and hosting realms mostly in the North American and European regions. 

Collaborative approaches are my forte, as I've applied them both personally (building intentional communities and in activist circles) and professionally (managing talented national staff in multidisciplinary engineering projects) for twenty years. Such approaches and level-headed decisiveness is needed to both effectively produce results and represent NANOG. I have a proven record of managing people, projects and staff over the long-haul, where the real test lies. Setting things up or tearing them down is easier than maintaining and refining. 

Among other things, I have been an integral part of the current NANOG progress regarding

  • SC transparency
  • NANOG's independent server infrastructure
  • the NANOG website redesign and archive automation 

I would like to help the NANOG SC move more projects forward, such as

  • establishing additional sponsorship models and approaches without compromising our integrity
  • formalizing objective criteria for conference network experiments
  • bringing additional operators into the NANOG community
  • working with Merit to continue modernization of NANOG-specific infrastructure
  • working with Merit and the PC on automation of the in-conference program and event-handling 
Alex Rubenstein, Net Access Corporation I founded Net Access Corporation in 1995, and have operated it since that time. I have also served on the ARIN AC from 2005 to 2007. 

I am interesting in serving on the SC as I have been a long time supporter of NANOG, coming to meetings since around 1997. I believe that NANOG needs guidance to gain much better relevance in the current environment, and that I have the business and technical experience to aid in this.

Robert Seastrom, ClueTrust I've found NANOG (both the mailing list and the conference) to be a valuable resource since its inception. I have already served a two-year term on the Mailing List Committee (half of that as chair) and am standing for election to the Steering Committee in an effort to continue giving back to the community that it has been my privilege to know and work with. 

I have a proven track record of building consensus, leading by example, and demonstrating forbearance when dealing with contentious issues. If elected to serve on the SC, I will not only work to further those goals that are universally desired (e.g. transparency, good presentations, cost-control, meeting planning and sponsorship improvement) but also towards improving less-visible community resources, from web servers and wikis to internal processes. As a former MLC chair, I am particularly sensitive to the need for processes that are reasonable, realistic, and serve the community's interests without turning into a straitjacket for committee volunteers who are constantly doing their best to perform a thankless job in as evenhanded a fashion as possible. 

My professional background includes over twenty years of system administration, network design, roll-out, and operations (including pioneering networks in Japan and the Republic of Georgia), building data centers and content distribution networks, and service as a corporate officer and cofounder of both Internet-related and non-Internet-related non-profit corporations. I am presently serving my second term on the ARIN Advisory Council.

Josh Snowhorn, Terremark - NAP of the Americas I would like to humbly serve on the NANOG Steering Committee to help bring balance to the process of creating the best meetings for the community. I have been attending NANOG since 2000 and have been an avid participant in the Peering Community associated with NANOG. In all of the years I have been going to NANOG I have seen the dynamic of what makes NANOG change and feel I can facilitate this even further. 

I am a Vice President at Terremark Worldwide responsible for all Peering related services for the company. I have been with Terremark since the inception of the NAP of the Americas (NOTA), the largest carrier neutral Data Center in the Western hemisphere, including being involved with the site selection, design and construction of the facility. I have been a member of the global Peering community for many years including being the founder of the Global Peering Forum events. I am currently a member of the NANOG Program Committee and an avid participant on all issues related to the global networking community. I have the pleasure of living in Austin, Texas with my wife and two daughters.

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2008 NANOG Program Committee Candidates

All Program Committee nominations should be sent to nominations@nanog.org

 

Terms Expiring:

Nick Feamster - finishing Steve Feldman's term
Igor Gashinsky
Kobi Hsu
Mike Hughes
Keith Mitchell
Brian Deardorff - finishing Ted Seely's term
Richard Steenbergen
Bill Woodcock

 

Terms Not Expiring: 

Joel Jaeggli
Rodney Joffe
Sylvie LaPerriére
Kevin Oberman
Lane Patterson
Ren Provo
Josh Snowhorn
Todd Underwood
Larry Blunk - Merit appointee

 

 

Nominations for the Open 2008 PC Positions are:

Mehmet Akcin Mehmet Akcin has been appointed to Chief Engineer of IT Operations for ICANN in 2007. He was hired by ICANN as Network Engineer in early June, 2006. 

Mehmet has attended and presented at different meetings such as NANOG, , Peering Forum, RIPE, ICANN and CIF. He tries to travel NANOG and Peering Forums on regular basis. 

Prior to that, Mehmet worked for the Network Information Center of Puerto Rico, Gauss Research Laboratory (NIC.PR), helping the technical improvement of the ccTLD .PR. Mehmet was also involved with the foundation of the first Internet Exchange Point (IX.PR) in the Caribbean coordinated by NIC.PR. He was part of the team which hosted the meetings of ARIN and ICANN in San Juan, PR. 

Upon moving to Puerto Rico, Mehmet volunteered to teach the basics of home networking and computer security for high school students while working as the Director of IT Operations at CIQA Inc., a Pharmaceutical Validation Engineering Company, in charge of 75+ employees and their needs for IT. In 2004, Mehmet worked at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, as the IT Advisor to the Dean of College of Natural Sciences and IT Advisor to the Executive Director of Academic and Administrative Technology. 

Mehmet was born in Istanbul, Turkey. He has been involved with Internet and computers since the early 1990s. In 1999, he was the host of the first Turkish radio show dedicated to the Internet and Technology. He has participated in the setup and administration of linux servers at the Istanbul Technical University and Marmara University in Turkey. 

Mehmet currently holds a BS in Computer Sciences and currently pursing a degree towards MBA at Chapman University in Orange, CA. He is fluent in Turkish, English and Spanish.

Nina Bargisen Nina has worked at TDC, AS3292, the incumbent in Denmark and one of the leading ISPs in Scandinavia, since 1999, and currently works in the capacity planning group. She is responsible for all for all international interconnects for TDC and runs the IP registry and is part of the technical peering team at TDC. Other responsibilities include network planning, Traffic Engineering, budgeting, network modeling and network design. 

Nina has an M.Sc in Mathematics with minor in Computer Science from Århus University Denmark. 

Nina is a longtime, active member of the international network engineering community. She has attended NANOG once or twice per year since NANOG32 in October 2005. She has attended RIPE meetings regularly since 2004, and Co-Chaired the RIPE anti-spoofing task force in 2006. She has presented regularly, including panels at peering forums and a plenary presentation at NANOG41. 

Nina's primary interest in the Program Committee is to focus on the operational content of the Agenda since she believes that network operations is and must continue to be at the core of the conference.

Maureen Carroll In my current position as Director, IP Transit and Peering for Deutsche Telekom, I.ve had the good fortune to attend several NANOG and RIPE meetings. These meetings have been a valuable forum for me and I would like the opportunity to become more involved in the community by serving on the NANOG Program Committee. Since October 2001, I have been responsible for coordinating and managing Deutsche Telekom.s peering relationships worldwide. Prior to this time, I worked in various Product Management and Systems Engineering positions in Lucent Technologies, AT&T and Bell Laboratories.
Tom Daly Tom Daly is the President of Dynamic Network Services, Inc. (DNS Inc.), a Manchester NH-based Internet Services company, best known for the dyndns.org dynamic network service. The company provides domain name, e-mail, monitoring, and disaster recovery solutions to clients utilizing the Company's worldwide network. Tom joined the company in 2001 when DNS Inc. and works on developing new products and services, expanding the company's geographic footprint in the US, Europe and Asia. He has been CIO, and is now President and Chief Technology Officer. 

Prior to working at DNS, Inc., Tom worked for G4 Communications, Inc., one of NH's largest Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLEC). Tom graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He currently serves on the board of the New Hampshire High Tech Council and WPI's ECE Advisory Board. 

Tom has been attending NANOG since NANOG38. He hopes to bring to the Program a focus on smaller networks. NANOG needs some more content about smaller-scale implementations and techniques that address the needs of many attendees who do not run enormous, global networks. He hopes to spend time recruiting and mentoring content for relevant tutorials to make them more accessible and directly relevant.

Brian Deardorff Brian has extensive experience working for ISPs going back to 1995 racking and stacking Portmasters. He is currently a senior engineer at Level 3 working on multiple products and technologies in the layer 2/3/4 space. He would be a great addition to the program committee bringing both techinical expertise and outstanding industry knowledge from an ISP point of view.
Randy Epstein Randy Epstein is a 21 year veteran of the industry. He is President of WV Fiber, multi-national transit and transport provider as well as the Co-Founder and CIO of Host.net, an Inc.500 provider of enterprise/government Internet transit, transport, transport, security and colocation services. Mr. Epstein serves on the Board of Directors of OCCAID, an IPv6 research and development network deployed globally to assist researchers and Internet service providers in their transition to next-generation IPv6 technology. Mr. Epstein has taken a keen interest in peering strategy and negotiation.
Igor Gashinsky Igor Gashinsky is a principal architect at Yahoo!, a global content provider, where he is involved in projects ranging from overall network design (including highly resilient switching and routing architecture, peering, MPLS, L4-7 loadbalancing), as well as scalable content delivery methodologies and DNS architecture.
Greg Hankins I'd like to serve on the NANOG PC to help continue bringing high quality operational and educational presentations, panels, tutorials and BOFs to NANOG conferences. 

I've been attending NANOG since 1998, first as a network operator and now as a hardware vendor. I also attend every APRICOT, Euro-IX, Peering Forum and RIPE conference where I frequently speak on higher speed Ethernet developments and various operational topics. 

I'm currently Director, Technical Marketing for Force10 Networks. In this role I am responsible for working with ISPs and IXs as a consulting engineer and product evangelist, which gives me a very unique view on current issues and topics in the ISP operator community around the world. 

In years past I organized four Annual Linux Showcase (ALS) conferences, hosted NANOG21, served on the 1998 FREENIX and 1999 O'Reilly Open Source conference program committees, and served on the Linux Journal magazine advisory board.

Mike Hughes Mike Hughes is Chief Technical Officer for London Internet Exchange (LINX), where he is responsible for the organisation's overall technical strategy, core peering infrastructure, and operational performance, specialising in high-speed metro ethernet platforms. With over 10 years of industry experience, Mike has become involved in activities within the community as a regular participant at industry for a (such as NANOG and RIPE meetings), and is a co-chair of the RIPE European Internet Exchange Working Group, as well as being a member of the UKNOF programme committee. He also sits on the Customer Technical Advisory Council of Extreme Networks.
David Meyer David Meyer is currently a Director in the Advanced Research and Technologies Group at Cisco Systems, where he works on future directions for Internet technologies. He has been a member of the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) of the the IETF (www.ietf.org), and has chaired (or co-chaired) the SPEERMINT, MBONED, MSDP, and DNSOP working groups. He is also a member of several IETF directorates and IRTF research groups. He is also active in the operator community, and was a long standing member of the NANOG program committee. He is also active in other standards organizations such as ANSI T1X1. 

Prior to joining Cisco, he served as Senior Scientist, Chief Technologist and Director of IP Technology Development at Sprint. He is also Director of the Advanced Network Technology Center at the University of Oregon. Prior to working at Sprint, he worked at Cisco, where he was involved in software development, working both on multicast and BGP.

Keith Mitchell Keith Mitchell has recently been appointed Director of Engineering at the Internet Systems Consortium, where he has responsibility for ISC's open-source software and network development. This includes operation of ISC's F-root, DNS and public benefit hosting network infrastructure. Prior to this at ISC he managed the OARC program for DNS operators, and remains a board member of the newly autonomous nonprofit OARC Inc. 

Before moving to the US, Keith conceived NANOG's British sister organisation, UKNOF, in 2005, and has been chairing this for its past dozen successful meetings. He has previously been involved in Internet engineering and governance for some 20 years, founding the London Internet Exchange (LINX) in 1994 where he was Executive Chairman until 2000. He has served as a board member of Nominet UK and the RIPE NCC, and founded the UK's first commercial Internet provider, PIPEX.

Tim Pozar In 1986 I was a co-author of a gateway package that linked FidoNet and USENET/UUCP network together (Among other things, I had to reverse engineer UUCICO protocol G for this suite). I worked with SRI and existing RFCs to establish the fidonet domain and protocols and standards to gateway the two networks. 

From 1989 to 1996 I was co-founder of the first ISP in San Francisco (The Little Garden/TLGNet) that was also the first first ISP that allowed resell. This provided the start up and growth of the early Internet in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were also proudly kicked off of our connection to UUNet for allowing resell. :-) 

In 1996 I was Director of Operations, Network Architect at Internet Archive / Alexa where I established the original network and operation infrastructure of one of the first web crawling and archiving systems. 

In 1998 I was Co-Founder and Director of Operations at Brightmail where we established the first commercial anti-spam company. I designed and built out the network and back end systems for Brightmail. 

In 2004 I invested and was COO and then VP of Engineering for UnitedLayer LLC, a nation-wide ISP and colo. 

During this time, I have established a wireless network (BARWN) and built out wireless network for the City of San Francisco to support broadband to various housing developments. 

I have lectured on wireless network deployments (including at NANOG, USENIX, NTEN, GLOCOMM, etc.) 

I have attended NANOG meetings since NANOG7 and seen the critical value of NANOG to the industry in proving a forum for innovated ideas and solutions. As such, I would like to contribute in bringing quality programs to NANOG by being on the program committee.

Tom Scholl Within the Global IP/MPLS backbone design & development team, his role is to design routing architectures for the core network and work on network integration of the legacy SBC Internet Services network to the AT&T common backbone. Tom has spent his last several years at SBC and Ameritech working in both operations and network engineering roles. He has presented several times at NANOG and always makes time available to help peers and distribute clue where needed.
Nirmala Shenoy Professor, Networking, Security and Systems Administration Department,
Director, Lab for Wireless Networking and Security
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences,
Rochester Institute of Technology
Richard Steenbergen Richard Steenbergen is the co-founder of nLayer Communications, a respectably sized and profitable North American based IP backbone, where he currently serves as the Chief Technical Officer. Richard brings years of experience in practical techniques for network operators, and is a frequent contributor in many community forums. Previously, Richard served as a Senior Network Engineer at several large NSPs, and was the Senior Software Engineer responsible for developing optimized routing technologies at netVmg, Inc. 

Richard is also an active developer for tools and software used by the network operator community. Some notable projects include PeeringDB, a portal used by many networks to help coordinate their peering activities, and IRRPT, a software package used by ISPs to maintain IRR-based prefix filters.

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2008 NANOG Mailing List Committee Candidates

Hi Everyone 

The Mailing List Committee (MLC) is now seeking volunteers to fill two terms ending November 2010. Please send expressions of interest to admins@nanog.org by Monday, November 3rd. We aim to announce the new MLC members by Tuesday, November 11th. 

The current members of the MLC are Kris Foster, Simon Lyall, and Sue Joiner (Merit). David Barak and Tim Yocum currently hold the seats with expiring terms. 

The NANOG mailing list serves an important role in the community by providing a day-to-day forum for network operators. Participating in the MLC gives you the opportunity to make a noticeable contribution. 

The MLC is covered under section 7.1.2 of the NANOG Charter. If you have any questions about the MLC or its activities please contact admins@nanog.org

NANOG Charter 

Thanks 

Kris Foster
MLC Chair 

 

Terms Expiring:

David Barak
Tim Yocum

 

Terms Not Expiring:

Kris Foster
Simon Lyall
Sue Joiner - Merit appointee

 

Nominations for the Open 2008 MLC Positions are:

Denis Bazinet I am currently the Network Operations Manager for Blink Communications and have been in the telecom industry for 14 years. I have held positions of Network Engineer with GT Group Telecom, C1 Communications and Bell Canada. My team and I reaped the benefits of the mailing list for years. It is time to give back.
Karl Brumund Karl Brumund has been involved in the 'net since 1994. During this time he has held a variety of engineering, architecture and management positions at service providers, CLECs and vendors, including Nortel, UUNET and IBM, and served as chair of the former CANIX exchange. A Professional Engineer since 1991, Karl is presently with Rogers Cable, engineering their IP/MPLS network. 

Karl has been participating in NANOG since 1997, both physically and virtually; as such he would like to be able to make a positive contribution and give back to the community.

Jeff Doyle I am interested in serving on the mailing list committee. I've been attending NANOG intermittently for years, have attended all of the meetings for the past 2 years except NANOG 43, have also participated in a number of RIPE and APRICOT meetings, and am a regular reader of the NANOG mailing list.
Randy Epstein Randy Epstein is a 21 year veteran of the industry. He is President of WV Fiber, a multi-national transit and transport provider as well as the Co-Founder and CIO of Host.net, an Inc.500 provider of enterprise/government Internet transit, transport, managed security and colocation services. Mr. Epstein serves on the Board of Directors of OCCAID, an IPv6 research and development network deployed globally to assist researchers and Internet service providers in their transition to next-generation IPv6 technology. Mr. Epstein has taken a keen interest in peering strategy and negotiation.
Alex Pilosov Alex Pilosov is a President of Pilosoft Inc, where he is leading a regional facilities-based network operator in the New York City area. He is responsible for managing both network operations and engineering teams. Alex frequently contributes to various open source projects as well as NANOG lightning talks on exotic wavelength division multiplexing systems. Alex was an MLC member from 2007 to 2008.
Cindy Soulia I am currently working at an email marketing company as a Senior Systems Engineer. My previous positions have been network engineering and managing the network engineering organizations at BBNPlanet, Genuity, and Level3 Communications. I have over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry.
Tim Yocum Tim Yocum is a director at Server Central Network where he oversees systems engineering and operations staff. He has over 10 years of experience in systems design, implementation, and security. Prior to Server Central he has held a number of senior technical positions at large corporations including Playboy Enterprises as well as network engineering positions at service providers Verio and WorldWide Access. He has been attending NANOG meetings both in-person and online since 1998.

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2008 Charter Amendments

Introduction

This page lists proposed charter amendments for the October, 2008 NANOG election, to be held during NANOG 44. Charter amendments may be placed on the ballot by a majority vote of the NANOG Steering Committee. 

Eligible voters may also propose additional charter amendments to nanog-elections@nanog.org by September 30, 2008. Submissions must include names and email addresses of petition signatories, which Merit may verify. Final recommendations for voting will be presented on the 2008 NANOG ballot. 

Charter amendments will be presented at the NANOG44 Community Meeting, Sunday, October 12th, beginning at 5:30 PM, PDT. The community will have an opportunity to discuss the proposed amendments at the meeting. 

The nanog-futures mailing list is the appropriate forum for public discussion of potential charter amendments. 

 

Proposal A - Steering Committee Recall

Status
This is in the On Ballot state, meaning that the text has been approved by the Steering Committee and and placed on the ballot.

Proposal text 

Replace the last paragraph in section 6.7:

The Merit representative on the Steering Committee may be removed at any time by Merit, and is not subject to removal by the elected Steering Committee members.

with following text:

Elected Steering Commitee members may also be removed by a recall vote held during a regular annual election. To be placed on the ballot, a recall petition must be signed by at least 30 eligible voters, or 1% of eligible voters, whichever is greater, and presented to the Merit respresentative on the Steering Committee at least 7 days prior to the start of the election. Upon passage of the recall vote by a 2/3 super-majority vote, the position shall become vacant, and a replacement selected from the candidates according to the process in selection 6.4.3.

The Merit representative on the Steering Committee may be removed at any time by Merit, and is not subject to removal by the elected Steering Committee members or the recall process.

Rationale 

There is presently no mechanism to remove a Steering Committee member who might not be acting in the best interests of the community. 

Unlike other Committee members, who are selected by and serve at the pleasure of the SC, SC members themselves are selected by and accountable to the entire community. Therefore, a recall mechanism involving community petition and vote seems reasonable and fair. 

Proposal B - Mailing List Committee Member Removal

Status

This is in the On Ballot state, meaning that the text has been approved by the Steering Committee and and placed on the ballot.

Proposal text 

Add to the end of section 7.1.2:

A Mailing List Committee member may be removed before the expiration of his or her term if at least five members of the Steering Committee vote for the removal.

Rationale 

This adds language to the charter making the process for removal of Mailing List Committee members consistent with the process for removal of Program Committee members. 

 
 
Proposal C - Charter Cleanup

Status

This is in the On Ballot state, meaning that the text has been approved by the Steering Committee and and placed on the ballot.

Proposal text 

In section 4, change:

From time to time, additional Merit staff members may serve ex officio on the Steering Committee, the Program Committee, or the Mailing List Committee (see Section 7.1.2).

to:

From time to time, additional Merit staff members may serve as non-voting members on the Steering Committee, the Program Committee, or the Mailing List Committee.

In section 7.1.2, change:

The chairperson of the Mailing List Committee will serve ex-officio (without a vote) on the Steering Committee, in order to facilitate communication among the two groups.

to:

The chairperson of the Mailing List Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Steering Committee, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

In section 8.3.2, change:

The Chair of the Program Committee will serve ex officio (without a vote) on the Steering Committee, in order to facilitate communication among the two groups.

to:

The Chair of the Program Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Steering Committee, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

In section 9, change:

Amendments to this charter may be recommended by ...

To:

Amendments to this charter may be enacted by ...

Rationale 

This is an amendment to clean up inconsistent, vague, or otherwise incorrect language in the charter without substantively changing the intent. 

The term "ex officio" has been used inconsistently. It means "by virtue of holding office", but does not imply any sort of restriction on voting ability. Therefore, we need to explicilty state when a position is ineligible to vote.

Eligible NANOG Voters 2008

Community members eligible to vote in the annual 2008 elections where those who attended at least one NANOG meeting in the previous two years.  Voters will only be eligible to vote once.

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