[ppml] Revision to 2008-3
jay at impulse.net
Thu Apr 3 16:42:20 EDT 2008
Edward Lewis wrote:
> I'm against it as written.
> To keep my rationale short, I'll refer to two messages by Owen
> Delong, paraphrasing:
> 1) A community networks should be defined by having a status such as 501c3.
> 2) The example 501c3 should not have been mentioned.
> Reading the proposal now, I would consider my local cable operator
> (Northern Virginia Cox) to qualify as a community network. I don't
> need or expect answer to this on PPML, but after reading the
> discussion and proposal - what's an example of a "community network",
> as in "a real life example?" And "why would they need special
> dispensation?" How do they differ from an LIR/ISP?
As I understand the intent, from a technical/engineering standpoint a
community network resembles a local or regional ISP. In my opinion they
should be considered an LIR by ARIN, as opposed to attempting to define
them as a separate type of entity.
From an administrative standpoint, they are more along the lines of a
co-operative than an ISP. Think of them as like a food co-op instead of
a supermarket. Unlike your cable operator a community network doesn't
have customers, it has members.
Jay Hennigan - CCIE #7880 - Network Engineering - jay at impulse.net
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