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

Tom Vest tvest at pch.net
Tue Mar 18 19:17:04 EDT 2008

randy this is really beneath you.
If ARIN office holders are socialist planners, does that make you  
some kind of heroic Objectivist freedom fighter, or maybe a weasely  
post-Soviet kleptocrat trying to loot the public trust before anyone  
notices? I don't happen to believe that any of these three taunts are  
true, but even if I did I don't think that injecting them here would  
serve any constructive purpose.

Last time I checked ARIN office holders were network professionals  
volunteering their time -- i.e., members of the community.
A wise man once recommended that we try to resist treating other  
members of the community as the enemy. That sounds like good advice  
to live by :-)


On Mar 18, 2008, at 12:45 AM, Randy Bush wrote:

>>>> A large portion of the reasoning behind this policy was to get  
>>>> legacy
>>>> IP holders to free up space.
>>> precisely.  the goal of a market is to get goods to 'best use.'  and
>>> despite fred's assertion, the current transfer policy does not do  
>>> that.
>>> if it did, folk such as arin's lawyer would not be vilifying legacy
>>> holders from the nanog stage.
>> That's not necessarily a defect in the current transfer policy as
>> much as a failing (of those who have more address space than
>> they require) not returning the excess to the IANA.
> ahhh, the socialist economy planners know best.  cool!
> randy
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