[ppml] Markets, pricing, transparency, 2008-2 / 8.3.9

Jo Rhett jrhett at svcolo.com
Mon Mar 17 21:08:21 EDT 2008

On Mar 17, 2008, at 5:41 PM, Tom Vest wrote:
> Since you chose to extract that lone passage to respond to, and to  
> leave out my *explanatory note*, I feel obliged to respond:

Because I hate people that quote 70+ lines of text.  If someone wants  
to read everything you wrote they can find the original in their  
mailer.  And in this case, it doesn't matter.  This lone paragraph  
said exactly what concerned me -- trying to dictate pricing to the  
market.  That's all I was responding to.

> Which "market" exactly are you referring to? Since no market has  
> been commissioned yet, and

No idea.  I didn't give your proposal much consideration after I saw  
that you wanted to dictate pricing to whatever market you imagined.   
At that point I knew it made no sense.

> It makes sense to say something like this if you actively embrace  
> whichever "market" you foresee as the future of choice for  
> yourself. But if that's the case, clarity would be better served by  
> simply declaring your support for it (and clearly bracketing what  
> "it" is), rather than claiming that it's inevitable without some  
> supporting reasoning.

I haven't the vaguest idea what you are babbling about here, sorry.   
I am not defining a market, nor do I support a market, etc etc etc.

All I said was that if we ran out of IP space and ARIN decided to  
facilitate transfers of allocated space, that trying to mandate  
pricing to the participants was madness.

Jo Rhett
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