[AusNOG] James is still a nice guy - For APNIC EC - any comments?

Curtis Bayne curtis at bayne.com.au
Thu Jul 31 11:49:28 EST 2008

I'll second you Skeeve - I think James' experience in the Australian telecommunications industry makes him the perfect candidate for the APNIC board. Who better to represent the industry than the person who helped build it?


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From: ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net [ausnog-bounces at ausnog.net] On Behalf Of Skeeve Stevens [skeeve at skeeve.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 30 July 2008 9:56 PM
To: ausnog at ausnog.net
Subject: [AusNOG] James is still a nice guy - For APNIC EC - any comments?

I wrote this in my original email which perhaps should have been sent separately.

Re James going for a position on the Board or EC of APNIC, I can’t think many people more appropriate or respected in this industry with his experience that I would heartily support.

Given Bambi’s failed attempt to get on the E.C, primarily because of lack of organisations for proxy votes (I too was slack), I think we can put a much more serious effort in at AUSNOG.  So what I am proposing is that at AUSNOG we have the proxy forms available for any of you to sign who aren’t a) expressing their vote directly b) want to help the Australian internet community.

I’ve spoken to the guys at APNIC on a number of occasions who are disappointed with the lack of Australian representation on the E.C, and overall general disappoint in the amount of people involved in policies and so on.  I am thinking that it would be good for our industry to form an APNIC Consultative Group with perhaps half a dozen people who are willing to meet every now and then and come up with policy changes/proposals.  At the moment, most of the other member economies use their national NIC for this purpose, but since AUNIC doesn’t exist anymore, that we could have our input via another mechanism…. Thoughts?

Just wondering if anyone is thinking this is a good/bad/etc idea?  I didn’t see any pledges or people who aren’t going to either be at the election next year, or not bothering to exercise their votes – in which why not help an aussie get on board?

I guess I am trying to support more .au involvement in APNIC and would like to see some support for James running for the position or not… but hopefully not just apathy ☹



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