[ppml] More on Kremen/Cohen

Leo Bicknell bicknell at ufp.org
Thu Aug 2 20:47:34 EDT 2007

In a message written on Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 04:40:46PM -0700, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
> Since lawyers cost money, the usual procedure in most organizations
> is to not ask them to review anything unless your ready to
> implement it.  Our policy discussions here are quite far in advance
> of implementation so it wouldn't be usual for them to be reviewed
> by legal counsel.  That does NOT mean, however, that you go and
> do something obviously illegal.  I could propose a policy that
> spammers be shot-dead-on-sight and I'm sure a lot of people might
> agree with it, and agree it is best for the community, your being
> ludicrous if you say I should go ahead and propose it without
> regard to any legal consequences.

For those who haven't been to a meeting...

Every proposal discussed at a meeting includes a "staff assessment".
This includes ARIN staff providing some information on if they see
implementation problems, and giving the time frame for work to be
completed to implement a policy.  It also includes a review from
council, who is also at the meeting and able to answer questions.

So while a policy proposal is not reviewed by council solely because
it's discussed on PPML, all formal proposals are reviewed and
presented to the public prior to determining consensus.  It is
absolutely the case that the staff assessment, either due to staff
or council's remarks have had significant impact in how the community
feels about proposals in the past.

I believe you should be able to find these in the notes from previous
meetings on the web site without too much trouble.

Obviously there may be additional, or more in depth review before
the AC or the Board considers the proposal, particularly if the AC,
Board, or council requests such an action.

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