In my previous post about this years ARIN elections, I promised to write a bit more about my own candidacy.  I guess in political terms that means outlining my platform.  Lucky for me, that is actually quite simple, my platform can be summarized in one word: Openness.

Openness defines my candidacy for two reasons; it is what I believe and also what I represent.

My belief in the principals of openness is a very large part of what drives my passion for the Internet.  I believe that we are experiencing a cultural revolution which has the potential (and the probability) to affect the entire planet.  The Internet provides everyone with access to it the ability to contribute to and benefit from a global dialog.  Whether you are quoting a Wikipedia entry or editing one, watching music videos or making your own, viewing pictures or posting yours, reading updates from friends or sharing your life with others –