[arin-ppml] Microsoft receives court approval for transfer as agreed with ARIN

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Thu Apr 28 13:40:57 EDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Paul Vixie <vixie at isc.org> wrote:
>> From: William Herrin <bill at herrin.us>
>> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM, Paul Vixie <vixie at isc.org> wrote:
>> > 1. continue using a community driven transparent consensus based bottom up
>> > policy development process in which case those legacy holders who do not
>> > like the resulting policies will try to work around them;
>> > ...
>> > 3. $YOUR_IDEA.
>> 3. #1 where $COMMUNITY=all current _legacy_ address registrants who
>> choose to express an opinion.
>> Not expressing support for the idea. Just saying that today's wide
>> address policy community telling the pre-1997 registrants (pre-ARIN
>> registrants) what they can and can't do with their addresses is a
>> little like the white man showing up at Plymouth and steadily
>> appropriating control of the land per the tenets of English common
>> law.
> that analogy fails.  those registrants weren't settlers and the policy
> of the USG at that time wasn't at all similar to '40 acres and a mule'.


The analogy fares better if you don't confuse 15th century
colonization with a 19th century land grant program for freed slaves.
Much better, in fact, complete with a debate as to whether or not the
disputed thing was in fact property.


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