[ppml] My idea was a non-starter
Alec H. Peterson
ahp at hilander.com
Thu Oct 2 09:38:09 EDT 2003
As it happens the information Owen had about how the policy process works
(which came from me) was not entirely correct. We can indeed change the
content of 2002-3 and/or 2003-15 without another policy cycle provided
there is general consensus for said changes. I'm not exactly sure why I
thought anything else was the case, it probably has to do with the fact
that we have never had anything close to consensus on anything related to
ARIN's minimum allocation size, so another policy cycle has always been
necessary. At any rate, I apologize for misleading people about that.
So, as far as how to move forward, at this point the AC is considered the
'author' for 2002-3 (the original authors did not want to continue work on
it). So the people on the AC who have been working on 2002-3 have been
following the discussion and will decide on an appropriate plan of attack.
2003-15 is not an AC proposal at this point, so any changes made to it
prior to the AC meeting will probably need to be initiated by said
Note that consensus on these issues is far from guaranteed, as we've
already been through several policy cycles without much luck, but hopefully
the compromise the AC has tried to strike with 2002-3 will allow things to
finally move forward.
Chair, ARIN AC
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