[arin-ppml] Can a personal property approach ever transition into multi-stakeholder, private sector led, bottom-up policy development model?

Ronald F. Guilmette rfg at tristatelogic.com
Thu Apr 28 21:27:54 EDT 2011

John Curran wrote:

>  Not an easy situation in general, and remarkably challenging
>  if you have a contingent which wants to opt out of any policy
>  constraints.

Just a question from the peanut gallery....

Could the current situation, via-a-vis IPv4 in particular, and the
legacy versus non-legacy holders be likened somewhat to the arrival
of Europeans in the New World?

I mean when Europeans arrived, the indigenous population (American Indians)
only had a sort-of non-very-formal idea of Real Estate.  To them, it was
plentiful and althogh various tribes laid claim to various large tracts
("hunting grounds"?) there was not a lot of formalism.  Then the Europeans
showed up, and surveyors (including George Washington) started driving
stakes into the ground, and recording everything in a big book.

I just ask because, you know, as a matter of history we know how that
particular confrontation of cultures and world views worked out in the


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