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[consult] Call for Community Consultation - Software Repository

ARIN received a suggestion (2008.1) that "ARIN shall maintain a software 
repository (with retrieval via anonymous FTP, HTTP, or other protocols 
in keeping with best current practices) for user-contributed schemas, 
software, and other tools for dealing with data published by ARIN."

The complete suggestion can be viewed at:
http://www.arin.net/acsp/suggestions/2008-1.html

As a result, ARIN would like to solicit input to the following questions 
from the following community:
1. Should software in this repository be restricted only to 
contributions that are licensed to be in the public domain? If so, what 
license should be used (GNU/BSD/others)?
2. Should the repository allow separate developers facilities to 
maintain code directly (tools like subversion) or be a static-read only 
repository?
3. Should the repository only house collections that reflect ARIN's mission?

Discussion on this list will close at noon EST 30 January 2008. Based on 
the feedback provided, ARIN will then develop a plan regarding this 
suggestion. If ARIN decides to move forward on this, ARIN will offer 
this service with an acceptable use policy outlining warranties, 
commercial use, and community shared enhancements.

The ARIN Consultation and Suggestion Process documentation is available 
at: http://www.arin.net/about_us/corp_docs/acsp.html

We welcome community-wide participation.  Please address any process 
questions to info at arin.net.

Regards,

Member Services
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)