[arin-ppml] the Transfer Policy Argument Space

David Farmer farmer at umn.edu
Thu Sep 4 13:39:27 EDT 2008

On 3 Sep 2008 Chris Grundemann wrote:

> Great idea David, I agree 100% that defining / mapping the argument
> space will help everyone to better understand their own position as
> well as the positions of others.

Actually, I think what you created is closer to what is known as a Decision 
Tree, rather than an Argument Map, but they serve much the same purpose.  
And if people are more comfortable with the Question/Option(Answer) form 
rather than a Premis/Conclusion form that is fine with me.

For a little refereance see:

Note: Maybe a Decision Tree is the way to go you can put probabilities on 
the options and crank out an answer if you want to do that kind of thing

> Maybe I am making this more complicated than it needs to be but for me
> to really wrap my head around the entire argument space, I had to take
> a graphical approach. 

No this is complicated, that was my point.  I wanted to do something 
graphically, but I wanted to get input on the parts first, and I wasn't quite 
sure how I wanted to represent it.  But, since you did that work I'm happy to 
go with what you got. 

> For those interested, it can be found here:
> http://odin.chrisgrundemann.com/Do_I_Support_A_Liberalized_Transfer_Po
> licy.jpg

What did you use to make it?  Could you make the native form available?  If 
people think it would help, I'm happy to make some large format printouts 
and bring them to LA to put up as a posters on a couple walls, to facilitate 
discussion.  (It is really nice to have the CAD guys down the hall with their 
large format printer :-))  

> I am open to suggestions on how this drawing could be improved,
> utilized, discarded, and/or converted to text to complement the list
> you are generating in this thread.

Rather that attaching the yes output of "Are liberlized Address transfers 
helpful to maintain the/a IPv4 Internet" to "will speculators ....." I would attach 
it to "will address holders return unused space without additional incentives"

I think some of Lee Howard's comments are interesting too, maybe try 
incorporating some of them too.

> ~Chris

Thanks and happy to have you run with the idea, let me know if you need to 
hand it back.  I don't want it to drop, but I don't have the me the one that 
runs with it. 

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