Rebuttal to Mr. Weisberg's insinuations
At 03:22 PM 7/19/97 -0400, Gordon Cook wrote:
>so what are you going to do? design and build a united nations like
>bureaucracy with proprtional representation from everywhere on earth we
>can have every one debate and come out with a truly "representative"
>solution for ip allocation policy?
>any body got any idea of the money needed to support that? or the time
>given the caucophany of this mail list needed to arrive at any kind
>of operational policy? the cost of a 19/ needed to support that type of
>operation would be pretty awesome.
Look at some examples of North American participatory and representative
democracy, e.g., <http://www.ratical.com/many_worlds/6Nations/>, and adjust
your budget figures.
>go ahead....be our guest....just don't guarantee anyone routable numbers
>until you have IANA's agreement that it supports your move.
The logic of having alternatives to NSI/InterNIC and offspring will
eventually occur, just as it did on the TLD side of the coin. In fact, I
would hazard a guess that the realization occurred some time ago at the
level of the IANA.
The Internet is distributed and needs to be more distributed. Centralized
anomalies are difficult to support. This week's DNS problems are the result.
Perry Metzger described in NANOG this week a far superior back office
system he runs internally.
The NSI/InterNIC bunch didn't get JFK's message about rigor. Their back
office track record proves that. Furthermore, RIPE and APNIC lead in
policy and participatory and representative organization.