[arin-ppml] large vs small?

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Mon Jun 15 23:37:01 EDT 2009

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> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On
> The fee is required to be a member in good
> standing, and it is only the members of a non-profit who
> have a vote on things like Board of Trustee members, and
> the by-laws of the organization. The fees are structured
> the way they are because the members want it that way.
> ARIN policy does not affect the by-laws or the membership
> structure or any ARIN fees.

You've made this statement many times before, Michael; I get it. I also understand that, in a technical legal sense, you are more or less right about the way ARIN fees are set and about who sets them. But from a common sense point of view, fees and public policy are going to become ever more intimately entwined. And when we talk about fees and how they affect policy (e.g., conservation, incentives to switch to v6, address block allocation sizes, etc.) we are not "setting" fees we are talking about how fees affect or undermine policy. Which is legit. So I will continue doing it until someone throws me off the list. ;-)


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