[arin-ppml] Staff proposing policy.
cgrundemann at gmail.com
Sat Apr 30 15:05:23 EDT 2011
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 23:48, Stephen Sprunk <stephen at sprunk.org> wrote:
> IMHO, staff should be free to ask the community (via PPML or any other
> appropriate means) about our intent and goals, but I'm not comfortable with
> staff telling us what our intent or goals should be.
> Staff should also be free to point out when current or proposed policy does
> not appear to meet our intent or goals, as discovered above, or hard facts
> that are relevant to ongoing discussions. And, when one points out a
> problem, it's polite to also offer one or more possible solutions.
Is everyone aware that staff performs and publishes an assessment of
all policy proposals that make it onto the AC's docket? These
assessments often include potential problems with the text, questions
regarding intent, and sometimes even suggestions for making the text
more clear / less likely to be misunderstood.
For example: http://lists.arin.net/pipermail/arin-ppml/2011-February/019575.html
> One has to balance concerns about staff having undue influence over policy
> with concerns about staff silently watching the community make bad policy.
IMHO, we are actually very close to the right balance now. Although a
bit more involvement from staff may be helpful in specific instances.
> Stephen Sprunk "God does not play dice." --Albert Einstein
> CCIE #3723 "God is an inveterate gambler, and He throws the
> K5SSS dice at every possible opportunity." --Stephen Hawking
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