[ppml] Please respond to my petition


The petition is out there.  You have already chastised somebody for 
responding negatively to your petition.  If people want to support it the 
instructions are out there.


--On Thursday, March 11, 2004 5:31 PM +0000 Michael.Dillon at 

> Please respond to my petition to get the whois proposal on the
> agenda at the Vancouver policy meeting. The petition details
> are here
> and tell you how you have to formally reply to be counted
> as supporting the petition.
> Some of the people who have supported the petition so
> far, actually disagree with some of the details of the
> proposal. Supporting the petition only means that you
> want this to be discussed at the meeting; it is not
> necessarily an endorsement of the policy.
> In any case, starting in September, a lot of whois information
> will no longer be publicly available regardless of what ARIN
> does. That's because APNIC has decided not to publish
> *ANY* customer assignment information whatsoever.
> My proposal for ARIN at least attempts to balance the
> anonymity of end users with the needs for the Internet
> community to get some detail on the geographic dispersion
> of IP addresses. In this respect, I think it is far superior to
> the APNIC actions.
> Under APNIC rules you will get no information. Under the
> proposed new ARIN rules you will get something like this:
> Private User
> Waukegan, IL, US
> or maybe
> Organisme Sans But Lucratif
> Ste-Hyacinthe, PQ, CA
> Which would you prefer?
> --Michael Dillon
> P.S. the French bit means non-profit organization. It would be nice if we
> had some agreed classifications to put in this field, but plain text is
> better than nothing.