[ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9

Lee Howard lee.howard at wcom.com
Tue Oct 1 14:47:43 EDT 2002


I want to be clear that as Treasurer and a member of the Board, I do
solicit member input on pricing.  I agree that questions about how much 
ARIN should charge for what services should be on the members' list.  
Questions about how ARIN collects and spends money is also information 
members should have.  Audited financial statements are on ARIN's web site.  

I will be happy to take up these issues on the members' list.


On Tue, 1 Oct 2002, Alec H. Peterson wrote:

> Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 11:58:45 -0600
> From: Alec H. Peterson <ahp at hilander.com>
> To: Jim Fleming <JimFleming at ameritech.net>, ppml at arin.net
> Subject: Re: [ppml] ARIN Policy Proposal 2002-9
> --On Tuesday, October 1, 2002 12:53 -0500 Jim Fleming 
> <JimFleming at ameritech.net> wrote:
> >
> > Can you convert all that to dollars and sense ?
> >
> > As an example, if you determine that your needs are to run a homeless
> > shelter, what will that cost ? and why should ISPs be paying for that ?
> >
> > Also, what are the needs of all of the Directors and their "staffers" as
> > they are called in D.C. ? Do you think the ICANN and ARIN Directors
> > should each maintain an office with staff ? Would a $2,000,000 dollar per
> > year budget per Director handle all their **needs** ?
> >
> > You seem to want to start with **needs** and then work to costs.
> > Can you do that ?
> Jim,
> I will be the first to admit that I do not have a head for pricing as far 
> as what any entity (and ISP, ARIN or anything else) needs to charge to make 
> ends meet.  I believe that the policy discussions should focus on the 
> technical and operational issues.  I see no need why money needs to be a 
> part of that discussion, it can happen separately once the policy itself 
> has been decided.
> ALec
> --
> Alec H. Peterson -- ahp at hilander.com
> Chief Technology Officer
> Catbird Networks, http://www.catbird.com

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