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2012 Proposed NANOG Bylaws Amendments

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2012 Program Committee Candidates

2012 Communications Committee Candidates

2012 Development Committee Candidates

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General Information

NANOG Election Ballot

Voting for the 2012 NANOG Election opens on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 2pm CST and closes on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 5pm CST. Only NANOG members in good standing are allowed to vote.

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2012 NANOG Elections General Information

Hello NANOGers!

We are once again approaching the annual NANOG election and appointment time. In addition to the series of "call for nominations" messages at the opening of each period, we provide an overview and timeline of the actual election process. Hopefully, this will encourage the community to become members of NANOG and to consider standing for a position in our leadership.

Only NANOG members are eligible to vote and service in the 2012 election process. Click here to become a member today!

Please send nominations to [email protected]. If you are nominating another person, please provide that person's name and email address. If you are nominating yourself, please complete the Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) and submit it to [email protected]

Elections for three of the six elected positions on the NANOG Board of Directors will be held in October 2012, for two-year terms ending in October 2014.

The current Board members whose terms are expiring are:

  • Daniel Golding
  • Patrick Gilmore
  • Michael K. Smith

 

Patrick has served two 2-year terms and cannot be considered for re-election until October 2013 (one year leave). Daniel is completing the term vacated in June 2012 and he can stand for re-election. Michael is completing the term vacated in August 2011 and he can stand for re-election.

For more information about the role of the Board, or to find out more about what's involved in being a Board member, please consult the NANOG Bylaws (PDF) or contact someone who is already serving and ask them directly.

A brief description of the Board and NANOG Committees follow:

 

NANOG Board of Directors

 

The NANOG Board of Directors is an active and engaged component of NANOG. The Board of Directors is responsible for and works closely with the Committee Chairs to promote, support, and improve NANOG. The Board ensures that the NANOG organization remains open, relevant, useful, and financially sound. The Board is also responsible for the selection of the new Program Committee, Communications Committee, and Development Committee members. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held in October 2012. Three (3) positions are to be filled.

Per the bylaws, Board members must be NANOG members in good standing and must attend at least two of three yearly NANOG meetings while in office. Each candidate must declare any and all affiliation(s) relevant to NANOG, which will include his or her main employer, as well as any other major relationships (for instance, if a candidate's primary employer is a nonprofit entity which is sponsored by a vendor, the candidate would declare both the nonprofit and the vendor as affiliations).

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc) to be presented at the members meeting during NANOG 56.

A good candidate will have experience with Internet engineering, operations, and governance organizations as well as the principles and practices which guide them. Consensus organizing, leadership, outreach and communication skills are prized, and a willingness to be engaged in the governance process is required.

To view the Board Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 

NANOG Program Committee

 

The 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. The Board of Directors will select new Program Committee members after the election in October. Nine (9) positions are to be filled.

Per the NANOG bylaws, eligible candidates each will serve a two-year term, with eight terms ending each year. No Program Committee member will serve more than two consecutive full terms, although additional terms may be served after a one-year interval. To be eligible to be appointed as a member of the Program Committee, an individual must have attended one NANOG conference within the prior calendar year (12 months) and be a NANOG member in good standing.

One member of the Board of Directors will serve ex officio (without a vote) on the Program Committee, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups. 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. A willingness to recruit presentations for each meeting is required.

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Program Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 

NANOG Communications Committee

 

The Communications Committee will consist of at least three members selected by the Board of Directors. Members of the Communications Committee may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors. The chairperson of the Communications Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

One of the primary functions of Communications Committee is the maintenance of a community mailing list (the NANOG operators list). The Communications Committee will be responsible for the administration and minimal moderation of the list.

The Board of Directors will select the new Communications Committee members after the election in October. Two positions are to be filled.

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

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Communications Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 

NANOG Development Committee

 

The Membership and Development Committee will consist of at least three members selected by the Board of Directors. Members of the Membership and Development Committee may not serve concurrently on the Board of Directors. The chairperson of the Membership and Development Committee will serve ex officio in a non-voting role on the Board of Directors, in order to facilitate communication between the two groups.

The Membership and Development Committee will be responsible for the recruitment of NANOG's membership, sponsorship, and other fundraising necessary to keep NANOG in operation.

Membership and Development Committee members will serve a two-year term, with terms staggered such that as close to half as possible of the terms expire each year. No member will serve more than two consecutive terms, although additional terms may be served after a one-year interval.

All candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their qualifications, and to submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form (Doc).

To view the Development Committee Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 

Why?

 

If you care about NANOG and think that you would like to take a turn at volunteering your time to help make it better please consider joining as a member and running for a position. If you know someone else that you believe would be interested, nominate them by sending their contact information to [email protected]

As NANOG continues to evolve, our Committees will continue to play an increasingly important role in our success. By joining now, you can be an integral part of the process.

For more information about the role of any Committee, or to find out more about what's involved in being a Committee member, please consult the current NANOG Bylaws or follow the links above to the Committee Member Responsibilities documents.

Best regards,

Sylvie LaPerriere
On behalf of the NANOG Board of Directors
 

Election Timeline
   
Call for Board member nominations August 20, 2012
   
Bylaws discussed, proposed changes explored September 3, 2012
   
Call for Development Committee, Program Committee and Communications Committee nominations September 17, 2012

   
Board member nominations close October 1, 2012
   
Bylaws amendments posted October 2, 2012
   
Ballot approved October 5, 2012
   
Voting for the 2011/2013 Board opens at 2:00 PM CST October 21, 2012
   
Committee nominations close October 23, 2012
   
Voting for the 2011/2013 Board closes at 5:00 PM CST October 23, 2012

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2012 Election Results

Board Candidates Elected October 2012

Steven Feldman

Daniel Golding

Michael Smith

 

Communications Committee Candidates Appointed October 2012 

Larry Blunk

Colin Corbett

Matt Griswold

Andrew Koch

 

Development Committee Candidates Appointed October 2012 

Michael Buchner

Jezzibell Gilmore

Gina Haspilaire

Misako Manca

Michael Rascoe

 

Program Committee Candidates Appointed October 2012 

Philippe Couture

Greg Dendy

Ryan Donnelly

Chris Grundemann

Elisa Jasinska

Anton Kapela

John van Oppen

Dave Temkin 

 

Bylaws Amendments - Passed October 2012 

1) Interim Elections: Allows the membership to vote to enact bylaws amendments in between the annual elections.

2) Board Meetings: Changes the advance notice requirement to 7 days for board meetings held by conference call, allows for in-person board meetings.

3) Restore Board Members and Officers Indemnification: Restores language inadvertently removed during a previous revision.

 

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2012 Proposed NANOG Bylaws Amendments

Introduction

It has become apparent that cleaning up and simplifying the NANOG Bylaws will be a long-term project, more than can be accomplished in a single election cycle. The proposed amendments below are intended as the first in a series to accomplish those goals, to fix a few outstanding issues and to provide a framework for future improvement.

This page lists three (3) proposed Bylaws amendments for the October 2012 NANOG Election, to be held during NANOG56. The amendments will be presented at the NANOG56 Community Meeting, Sunday, October 21st, beginning at 5:30 PM, CST. The community will have an opportunity to discuss the proposed amendment at the meeting.

The three (3) amendments that have been proposed are:

  1. Interim Elections: Allows the membership to vote to enact bylaws amendments in between the annual elections.
  2. Board Meetings: Changes the advance notice requirement to 7 days for board meetings held by conference call, allows for in-person board meetings.
  3. Restore Board Members and Officers Indemnification: Restores language inadvertently removed during a previous revision.

Follow the links to see the proposed ballot text and explanations. The current bylaws are available at http://www.nanog.org/governance/documents/NANOG-Bylaws-October2011.pdf.

The [email protected] or [email protected] mailing lists are the appropriate forum for public discussion of potential Bylaws amendments.

Note that section 14 of the bylaws also allows members to directly place amendments on the ballot by petition.

Amendment 1: Interim Elections

Proposed ballot text:

In section 14, replace the first sentence with:

Amendments to these bylaws may be enacted by a majority vote of eligible voters during an annual or interim election.

Replace section 14.1 with:

•       14.1. Interim Elections

•       The Board of Directors may by majority vote call an interim election for the purpose of voting on bylaws amendments, to be held during any NANOG conference where an annual election is not scheduled. Interim elections shall be called and announced to the membership at least 60 days in advance, and shall be carried out using the procedures specified in section 8.4.

In section 8.7, replace all occurrences of "election" with "annual election".

Discussion:

The NANOG board is working to implement a comprehensive rewrite of the bylaws, in order to:

•       Simplify and clarify the document

•       Remove operational details from the bylaws, into separate policies and procedures documents

•       Ensure the continuation of NANOG's non-profit status

This has proven to be a large project, and the annual election cycle means that there would not be another chance for improvement for an entire year. Interim elections for bylaws amendments will provide an opportunity for incremental improvement.

This change also removes obsolete text which allowed to the board to enact temporary amendments during NANOG's first year of operation.

Markup:

(Additions are marked in italic text, deletions are marked in strikethrough text.)

•       8.7 Vacancies If a Board of Directors member resigns or a Board of Directors seat otherwise becomes vacant more than two months before the next annual election, the remaining members of the Board of Directors will appoint a replacement to serve until the next annual election, at which point if there is any additional time remaining in the term a member will be elected to fill the vacancy. If a vacancy occurs less than two months before an annual election, the seat will remain vacant until the annual election.
For every two vacancies on the Board of Directors, the quorum requirement will be reduced by one. 
... 
14. Amendments 
Amendments to this charter may be enacted by a majority vote of eligible voters during an annual election.Amendments to these bylaws may be enacted by a majority vote of eligible voters during an annual or interim election. An amendment may be put on the ballot by the Board of Directors, or by a petition signed by at least 30 eligible voters, or 1% of eligible voters, whichever is greater. 
14.1 Temporary Amendments 
During the first year after these bylaws are adopted, they may be temporarily amended by a unanimous vote of the Board, providing the amendments do not concern the composition or election of the Board, or the procedures for amending the bylaws. Any such amendments must be approved by the membership at the next annual election. Amendments not approved by the members will be rescinded. 
14.1. Interim Elections
The Board of Directors may by majority vote call an interim election for the purpose of voting on bylaws amendments, to be held during any NANOG conference where an annual election is not scheduled. Interim elections shall be called and announced to the membership at least 60 days in advance, and shall be carried out using the procedures specified in section 8.4. 

Amendment 2: Board Meetings

Proposed ballot text:

Replace the first paragraph of section 8.6 with:

The Board of Directors will meet in person at every NANOG conference, and may meet in person or via conference calls on a more regular basis. All in person meetings must be announced by the Chairperson at least 30 days in advance. All conference calls must be announced by the Chairperson at least 7 days in advance.

Discussion:

This amendment explicitly permits face-to-face board meetings outside of regular NANOG conferences, and shortens the advance notice requirement for conference call meetings to allow flexibility in scheduling.

Markup:

(Additions are marked in italic text, deletions are marked in strikethrough text.)

•       8.6 Meetings and Quorum

•       The Board of Directors will meet in person at every NANOG conference, and may meet via conference calls on a more regular basis. All meetings must be announced by the Chairperson at least 30 days in advance.The Board of Directors will meet in person at every NANOG conference, and may meet in person or via conference calls on a more regular basis. All in person meetings must be announced by the Chairperson at least 30 days in advance. All conference calls must be announced by the Chairperson at least 7 days in advance. 

Amendment 3: Restore Board Members and Officers Indemnification

Proposed ballot text:

Add section 18:

•       18. Limitation of Personal Liability

•       18.1 Liability to NANOG

•       No incorporator, director or officer of NANOG shall be personally liable to NANOG for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, and officer, or both, except with respect to: (a) breach of the director's or officer’s duty of loyalty to NANOG; (b) acts or omissions which are not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of the law and (c) any transaction from which the director, officer or both derived improper personal benefit. 18.2 Liability to Third Parties
Additionally, the incorporator, directors and officers of NANOG shall not be personally liable for any debt, liability or obligation of NANOG. All persons, corporations or other entities extending credit to, contracting with, or having any claim against NANOG may look only to the funds and property of NANOG for the payment of any debt, damages, judgment or decree or of any money that may otherwise become due or payable to them from NANOG.

Discussion:

This section was in the original NewNOG bylaws on the advice of an attorney, but was accidentally omitted during the merge with the NANOG charter. This amendment restores the language. 

Markup:

(Additions are marked in italic text, deletions are marked in strikethrough text.)

•       18. Limitation of Personal Liability

•       18.1 Liability to NANOG

No incorporator, director or officer of NANOG shall be personally liable to NANOG for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, and officer, or both, except with respect to: (a) beach of the director's or officer's duty of loyalty to NANOG; (b) acts or omissions which are not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of the law and (c) any transaction from which the director, officer or both derived improper personal benefit. 18.2 Liability to Third Parties
Additionally, the incorporator, directors and officers of NANOG shall not be personally liable for any debt, liability or obligation of NANOG. All persons, corporations or other entities extending credit to, contracting with, or having any claim against NANOG may look only to the funds and property of NANOG for the payment of any debt, damages, judgment or decree or of any money that may otherwise become due or payable to them from NANOG.

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2012 NANOG Board of Directors Candidates

All Board of Directors nominations should be sent to [email protected]

To view the Board Member Responsibilities, click HERE

 

Terms Expiring: 

Patrick Gilmore, Akamai Technologies*

Mike Smith, Edgecast Networks, Inc.

Daniel Golding, Independent Consultant (Completing a vacant seat on the Board)

 

Terms Not Expiring:

Sylvie LaPerriere, Google

Duane Wessels, Verisign

Steve Gibbard, DNS

 

* Is term-limited and cannot be considered for re-election until October 2013.

If you wish to openly support any or all of NANOG’s Board candidates, please fill in the Member Candidate Comment Form (Doc) and submit to: [email protected]. Please write "Candidate Support" in the subject field. Your words of support will be listed below underneath the candidate’s name.

 

Candidates for the 2012 Board of Directors Elections are: 

Majdi Salah Abbas, Conviva, Inc.     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Steven Feldman, CBS Interactive     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Daniel Golding, Independent Consultant     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Misako Manca, SoftLayer     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
David Siegel, Level 3 Communications     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Michael Smith, Edgecast Networks, Inc.     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)

 

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2012 NANOG Program Committee Candidates

All Program Committee nominations should be sent to [email protected] 

Program Committee Responsibilities (PDF downloads):

 

Terms Expiring:

Nina Bargisen, TDC

Tom Daly, Dyn

Greg Dendy, Equinix

Ryan Donnelly, VeriSign

Kevin Epperson, Cisco

David Meyer, Cisco

Tom Scholl, nLayer

Kevin Oberman, ESnet

David Temkin, Netflix 

 

Terms Not Expiring: 

Michael Sinatra, ESnet

Jim Cowie, Renesys Corp.

Igor Gashinsky, Yahoo!

Greg Hankins, Brocade

Mohit Lad, Thousand Eyes Inc.

Manish Karir, Merit

Dani Roisman, SoftLayer

Tony Tauber, Comcast

 

 

Nominations for the 2012 Program Committee Positions are:

William Charnock, SoftLayer     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Philippe Couture, Videotron     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Amough Dhamdhere, CAIDA, University of California, San Diego     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Jason Evans, Stackpop      
Charles Gucker, ViCom Computer Services, Inc.     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Chris Grundemann, CableLabs     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Mike Hughes, Freelance     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Liam Hynes, Dynamic Network Services     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Elisa Jasinska, Microsoft     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Tony Kapela, 5Nines     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Will Lawton     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Chip Marshall, Dynamic Network Services, Inc.     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Chris Malayter, Coresite     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Lars Rocha, Netflix     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Jay Sjoholm, Cox Communications     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Brandon Ross, Network Utility Force     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Richard Steenbergen, nLayer / GTT      
John Sweeting, Time Warner Cable     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
John van Oppen, Spectrum Networks     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Brett Watson, Neustar     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)

 

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2012 NANOG Communications Committee Candidates

All Communications Committee nominations should be sent to [email protected] 

Communications Committee Responsibilities (PDF Downloads):

 

Terms Expiring:

Scott Ehnert, Spectrum Networks

Randy Epstein, BroadbandONE*

Terms Not Expiring:

 

Terms Not Expiring:

Matt Griswold, BigWells Technology

Webster Olson, Spectrum Networks

Dan Sneddon, Twitter

Valerie Wittkop, BigWells Technology

 

* Is term-limited and cannot be considered for re-election until October 2013.

Nominations for the 2012 Communications Committee Positions are:

Larry Blunk, Merrit Network, Inc.     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Patrick Gilmore, Akamai Technologies      
Byron Hicks, Lonestar Education and Research Network     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Andrew Koch, TDS Telecommunications Corporations     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)

 

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2012 NANOG Development Committee Candidates

All Development Committee nominations should be sent to elect[email protected] 

Development Committee Responsibilities (PDF Downloads):

 

Terms Expiring:

Misako Manca, Softlayer Technologies

Gina Haspilaire, Pacnet

Cat Rodery, Equinix

 

Terms Not Expiring: 

Paul Ebersman, Infoblox

Fearghas McKay, FlexOptix GmbH

 

Nominations for the 2012 Development Committee Positions are:

Michael Buchner, KVH     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Jezzibell Gilmore, ServerCentral / nLayer     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)
Michael Rascoe, Eagle Network Solutions     Declaration of Candidacy (PDF)

 

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