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Rebuttal to Mr. Weisberg's insinuations Re: Important News from Don Telage about ARIN

Eric,

>I want to be subject to a REPRESENTATIVE system.  And, I suggest that it
>should be created in a democratic process--a vote of the governed or of
>some broadly representative group.  

Again, I ask: within the context of IP address allocation, what
exactly do you mean by "a democratic process"?  Please be specific.

>I am not criticizing Jon Postel.  I am criticizing top-down governance. 
>I am alleging and criticizing a failure to publically discuss how ARIN
>should be organized.  

ARIN was discussed, at some length, quite publicly on this list and at
various venues such as the IETF, NANOG, etc.

>I also suggest that the ARIN "proposal" smacks (to my admittedly
>sensitive ear) of paternalism.

Previously, you have admitted that you do not have the technical
background to discuss specifics about how address allocations are
done, yet you now describe the ARIN proposal as paternalistic.  I
might suggest that you might try to understand how and why the
registries operate as they do before applying negative attributes to
them.

>But, no one has responded to me on these points.

Perhaps because you have not spelled out what you mean?

Regards,
-drc