[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:
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
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
We welcome community-wide participation. Please address any process
questions to info at arin.net.
American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)