[ppml] Policy Proposal Name: IPv6 Assignment Size Reduction

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Nov 14 13:51:04 EST 2007

> ... I don't have the time to 
> donate to help educate the world and be active enough to try 
> and be part of swaying such proposals before they happen 
> rather than just bad-mouthing them after they've been 
> produced by hard-working folks who do take the time to put 
> them together.

Nobody will ever be able to sway the authors of bad proposals before
they happen, but once the proposal is officially submitted to ARIN, it
is important to post some sort of reply voicing your support for a
proposal or your opposition. At the ARIN meeting, when the proposal is
presented, they also state how many people on the list spoke FOR the
proposal and how many AGAINST it. That is one of the pieces of
information that the Advisory Council considers before deciding what to
do with a proposal.

So, armchair quarterbacking is a good thing and it is part of the
policymaking process.

--Michael Dillon

P.S. Remember that most proposals *NEVER* become ARIN policy.

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