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

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Fri Apr 29 03:02:01 EDT 2011

On Apr 28, 2011, at 6:27 PM, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> 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
> end.
While I would like to see legacy holders join us in a more formal system,
I do think we should make substantial efforts to avoid committing atrocities
against them or placing them on a "trail of tears".


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