[ppml] Revision to 2008-3
farmer at umn.edu
Wed Apr 2 19:51:36 EDT 2008
On 2 Apr 2008 michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
> By the way, I am opposed to any special treatment at all
> for non-profits. If ARIN is going to issue allocations for
> the use of a single geographic community, then it should b e
> irrelevant whether the recipient of the allocation is a
> profit-making or non-profit organization.
I think it is relevant, not because I think non-profits should be treated
specially, but because a Community Network needs to be first and foremost
acting in the communities interest. And it is difficult if not impossible for a
for-profit organization to first and foremost act in the communities interest.
By definition it is first and foremost to act in the fiscal interest of the owners
or share-holders of the organization. Not-for-profits is one of the ways our
society has created to create entities that act in the communitys interest.
I'm not saying that for-profit entities can't and don't act in the community
interest, it is usually good business to do so. But if for some reason it wasn't
good business to act in the communities interest, a for-profit organization is
obligated to act in the interest of the owners or share-holders and not the
> The key criteria
> should be that the addresses are to be used within the
> community. In fact, I would be in favor of ARIN allocating
> addresses to a community without any recipient at all. In
> that case, the reassignments would be done by ARIN or some
> agent of ARIN.
Not that I necessarily don't like this idea, but how do you propose this might
work in more detail? Would this be for personal use only, commercial use
too; what size assignments /64s, /60s, /56s; route table issue; what kind of
fee structure are you thinking of; This seems like a lot more work for ARIN.
> --Michael Dillon
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