[ppml] Policy Proposal 2002-3

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Oct 3 14:08:40 EDT 2003

The main detractors expressed traditionally have been:

	1.	It will lead to explosive growth of the routing table
		causing collapse of the internet.

	2.	It's hard to evaluate it's possible consequences to the
		routing table, so, we shouldn't do it.

Other things expressed have been more along the lines of "there are better

In my opinion, 1 is FUD* and 2 is an effort to soften the FUD.

*FUD -- Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt -- A tool often used by the American
	Media and politicians to manipulate society into making or accepting
	really bad policy decisions in the name of safety.


--On Friday, October 3, 2003 2:06 PM +0200 Calvin Browne 
<calvin at orange-tree.alt.za> wrote:

> After the murk of the clash between 2002-3 and 2003-15 (which seems to
> be nicely resolved with Owen's suggestion), I'd like to turn the
> discussion back to 2002-3, mainly for my own understanding.
> Why should 2002-3 not be passed? or what are the arguments for not
> passing it?
> (and no, "because there are better suggestions" is not a valid answer
> IMHO).
> I can't remember seeing any detractors, just people suggesting 'better
> ideas'.
> regards
> --Calvin
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