Steering Committee + Charter Amendments
General Elections took place October 14-16, 2007.
2007 Steering Committee: Terms Expiring
Joe Abley, Afilias
Chris Morrow, UUNET/MCI
William B. Norton, Equinix
*-No Term limits this year
The following individuals were the 2007 Steering Committee candidates:
- Steve Feldman, CNE
- Lucy Lynch, ISOC
- Jared Mauch, NTT America
- Chris Morrow, UUNET/MCI/VerizonBusiness
- William B. Norton, Equinix Inc.
- Josh Snowhorn, Terremark - NAP of the Americas
- Duane Wessels, The Measurement Factory
Proposed Charter Changes
[proposed text removed] proposed text addition
Proposal 2007-1: Addition of Mailing List Committee Chair as Ex-Officio Member of Steering Committee
Add proposed text to the end of section 7.1.2
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.
Proposal 2007-2: Editorial Consistency in Mailing List Committee Nomenclature
Changes listing in the charger from Mailing List Administrator to Mailing List Committee.
Changes would be applied to sections 4, 6.2.2, and 7.1.2
- Relationship to Merit Network, Inc.
Merit Network, Inc. (hereafter referred to as Merit) is a non-profit corporation governed by Michigan's public universities. NANOG is an activity hosted at Merit, with Merit providing full-time staff, logistical coordination, registration services, and financial management. Merit is also the host of the NANOG mailing list. Merit also supports the goals and mission of NANOG through its support of and relationship with the Chairs of the NANOG Steering Committee and Program Committee. From time to time, additional Merit staff members may serve ex officio on the Steering Committee, the Program Committee, or the [mailing list administration panel] Mailing List Committee (see Section 7.1.2).
6.2.2 [Mailing List Administrator Selection] Mailing List Committee Selection
The Steering Committee will select the [administrators of the NANOG mailing list] Mailing List Committee (discussed further in Section 7.1.2).
7.1.2 Mailing List Administration
The NANOG lists will be administered and minimally moderated by the Mailing List Committee, all but one of whom is selected by the Steering Committee. Merit appoints the member of the Mailing List Committee not appointed by the Steering Committee. There will be no fewer than four members on the list administration committee, and they may not serve as members of either the Program Committee or the Steering Committee during their time as members of the Mailing List Committee.
Appointment of an Mailing List Committee member is for a two year term, with a member serving a maximum of two terms without taking time off. Half of the Mailing List Committee comes up for re-appointment at the start of each fall meeting. When there are an odd number of appointees, the larger 'half' will be appointed in the even numbered year.
Proposal 2007-03: Removal of text which specifies particular internal processes to be followed by the Program Committee, in the interests of avoiding micromanagement
Remove the last paragraph of sectiton 8.3.2
8.3.2 Program Committee Responsibilities
The Program Committee is responsible for motivating/soliciting people to submit interesting talks, selecting the submissions which seem most appropriate (with some attention to presentation skills), and following up with speakers after acceptances to ensure that presentations are completed in time, with ample warning of potential problems with the presentation.
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.
[Each member of the Program Committee must review all presentations submitted for each meeting. The Chair may excuse a member from one meeting's review cycle due to extenuating circumstances, but if a member misses two meetings in a row, he or she may be removed from the committee.]
Candidates: Program Committee
Terms Not Expiring:
The following individuals were the 2007 Program Committee candidates:
R. Kevin Oberman
August 14, 2007 - Nominations for Steering Committee Candidates opened.
September 11, 2007 - Steering Committee Nominations closed.
September 30, 2007 - Charter Amendments posted.
October 3-11, 2007 - Program Committee Nominations. accepted.
October 14-16, 2007 - Voting for Steering Committee Candidates + Charter Amendments.
Over 1,700 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 2005 and fall 2007.
Of those who were eligible to vote, 183 actually voted. Voters could choose up to three (3) candidates and three (3) charter amendments.
Steering Committee Elected October 2007
Chris Morrow, UUNET/MCI/Verizon Business
Jared Mauch, NTT America
Steve Feldman. CNET
Charter Amendments for 2007
All Charter Amendments passed