[ppml] New ARIN Sub-region Policy Proposal (Rural-America)

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Oct 8 12:41:39 EDT 2003

	It has been made clear that we can modify the proposals at the meeting
if there can be a showing of clear consensus.  As such, I think it makes 
to work towards consensus around 2002-3 expanded to include allocations.
You are the primary voice on the list opposing such a discussion, so, you
are partially responsible for John feeling the need to put forth his 


--On Wednesday, October 8, 2003 5:19 PM +0100 Michael.Dillon at radianz.com 

>> If this is not the time or day for the argument to provide portable
>> space
>> for low population areas based upon the availability of connection
>> resources, I fail to see how this can become the time or day to reduce
> the
>> allocation requirement based upon availability of connection resources.
> Let me explain the timing. Policies proposals cannot
> be voted on at an ARIN member meeting unless they
> have been submitted to ARIN 6 weeks prior to the meeting.
> The rural proposal missed that deadline, therefore
> this is not really the time to discuss the details
> of the proposal. In fact, I don't believe it was
> even submitted to ARIN formally so it will not even
> get handled at the following member meeting unless
> that is rectified.
> Before submitting a proposal about rural
> connectivity needs, we really do need some
> more discussion of the issue to deal with the
> potential objections that will arise if a policy
> is formally proposed. The policy BOF at the next
> meeting might be a good place to begin this. After
> the meeting is over, this list might be a good
> place to continue the discussion. The end result
> could be that there is a well-crafted policy
> proposal up for voting at the first ARIN meeting
> next year.
> But right now, it is better if the list focuses
> on the proposals listed here
> http://www.arin.net/policy/proposal_archive.html
> because that's what we will be voting on in
> two weeks or so.
> --Michael Dillon

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