[ppml] Proposed Policy: IPv6 HD ratio

Bill Darte billd at cait.wustl.edu
Wed May 11 09:17:14 EDT 2005

> > Finally, this is the list for members to communicate.
> Does this list have at least one participant from 
> each ARIN member? I think not. This is the PUBLIC
> policy mailing list; a free for all where anyone who
> wants to can discuss policy. But it is definitely not
> a vehicle for ARIN members to communicate with each other
> and voice concerns to other parts of the ARIN organization.

Who stops them?  Are they encouraged to participate?
ARIN-Announce enjoins them.  They KNOW ARIN exists.  They choose NOT to
participate... I can only assume because they do NOT feel violated or.....
> The Communist Party of the Soviet Union was similarly open
> to comment with no exclusions. However, in practice, it was 
> rare for such comments to be made. The end result is that the 
> organization ossified, made lots of stupid decisions, and was 
> eventually destroyed when people discovered that they didn't 
> have to put up with it any more. It is not enough for an 
> organization to be open on paper. It needs to be seen to be 
> open in actual practice. And I don't think this is happening 
> with ARIN. I think ARIN is beginning to ossify because it lacks a 
> supply of new blood with new ideas.
> --Michael Dillon

That ARIN is a 'landed gentry' with NO land...or another 'communist party'
ossifying and needing their attention.

FUD!  It's so common place today to scare and coerse those that have
superficial understanding and are subject to emotional manipulation by those
with a real axe to grind....industry elite or not.

Bill Darte
CAIT - Washington University in St. Louis

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