[arin-ppml] Community Networks IPv6 Assignment (2008-3 update)

Martin Hannigan martin.hannigan at batelnet.bs
Tue Aug 18 18:18:44 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM, Lea Roberts<lea.roberts at stanford.edu> wrote:
> dear PPML community -
> at the last meeting, ARIN XXIII, my perception was that the majority of
> the opposition to Policy Proposal 2008-3 seemed to be a concern that the
> inclusion of paid staff and a large budgetary number for network
> operations could lead to its misuse as a "secret business plan" or other
> abuse.
> in an attempt to address these concerns, I would like to offer this latest
> text for discussion on the PPML.  in this version, the definition has been
> changed to limit this policy to all-volunteer staffed community networks.
> from the original definition, the text:
> "the community network staff is at least 50% volunteer and that the annual
> budget for community network activities is less than $250,000."
> has been replaced with:
> "the community network staff is 100% volunteers."

I think that we are trying to put lipstick on a pig. In doing some
research on this policy and the apparent intent, my general feeling is
that we ought to write a new policy (abandon this one to the scrap
heap) and focus it on NGO's.



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