[arin-ppml] Policy Proposal 108: Eliminate the term license in the NRPM

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Fri Feb 12 14:19:08 EST 2010

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 1:31 PM, Joe Maimon <jmaimon at chl.com> wrote:
> William Herrin wrote:
>> Unless this proposal was instigated at counsel's request, you may want
>> to consider letting sleeping dogs lie. The US has a public policy
>> tradition dating back to before there was a US that anything of value
>> can and should be ownable and owned by everyday citizens. ARIN
>> practice is out of step with that tradition.
>> You may have heard that there's a high-stakes free pool depletion
>> crisis looming on the horizon. Now may not be the best time to reopen
>> Pandora's box.
> I vehemently disagree. In this context the value of the numerical exists
> solely due to consensus of uniqueness.

As much as I'd like to jump in to the argument, I think you've
demonstrated my point: this area of policy is a Pandora's box which,
at least for now, is best left closed.

Bill Herrin

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