[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 104: Multiple Discrete Networks forproposal 103

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Sun Nov 22 23:10:23 EST 2009

I think it is likely that if the AC accepts either proposal 103 or 104  
onto the
docket, we would accept both and merge them.

I am not speaking for the AC in this regard, but, that seems the  
logical step
forward if the proposals are accepted onto the docket.


On Nov 22, 2009, at 12:09 PM, <michael.dillon at bt.com> wrote:

> 100% opposed to this type of policy proposal and I believe that we
> should not even entertain a discussion of the merits of the text of  
> such
> a proposal. In fact, I would like to see the AC make a statement to  
> make
> it clear that such policy proposals are not acceptable and will not be
> put forward for discussion in future.
> The purpose of the PPML is to discuss proposed changes to policy.
> This proposal wants us to discuss proposed changes to a proposal which
> is not yet policy.
> This is highly confusing, because now it is unclear whether any  
> comments
> regarding proposal 103 include, or exclude the proposed changes in
> proposal 104.
> I would rather see a complete new proposal that competes with proposal
> 103, as we have done in the past although that is not really optimal.
> The fact is that during the discussion of any policy proposal, changes
> and additions are suggested without creating additional formal
> proposals. Then, the authors generally incorporate some form of the
> changes and additions and propose a new changed text for the original
> proposal. At all times, there is only the one proposal under  
> discussion.
> Even though I prefer succint proposals, I would rather see a proposal
> with additional clauses which can be neatly cut off if they do not  
> have
> support, than to muddy the waters the way that this one does.
> --Michael Dillon
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