[arin-announce] Call for Community Consultation - Software Repository

Member Services info at arin.net
Wed Jan 16 15:14:57 EST 2008

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 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?

Please submit your comments to the consult at arin.net. You can subscribe 
to the arin-consult mailing list at: 

Discussion on consult at arin.net 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 all to participate.  Please address any process questions to 
info at arin.net.


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