[arin-ppml] Serious question for the list.
mike at nationwideinc.com
Thu May 5 14:02:19 EDT 2011
It seems to me that the decision about needs analysis for transfers may have
some large non-technical components, like one's view of the role of markets
in allocating scarce resources.
Yes, there are issues of deaggregation, which are too technical for the
Yes, there is a danger of overburdening the policy development system, not
something anyone would want.
But do we want a technical elite making decisions that are not really
technical, like the value of unrestricted versus restricted markets?
Are we inside an ivory tower?
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Farmer" <farmer at umn.edu>
To: "Martin Hannigan" <hannigan at gmail.com>
Cc: "Mike Burns" <mike at nationwideinc.com>; <arin-ppml at arin.net>; "David
Farmer" <farmer at umn.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2011 1:45 PM
Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Serious question for the list.
> On 5/5/11 12:25 CDT, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 1:17 PM, David Farmer<farmer at umn.edu> wrote:
>>> On 5/5/11 11:49 CDT, Mike Burns wrote:
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> I have had an idea.
>>>> Since it has been determined that everybody in the ARIN community with
>>>> an email address may participate in policy development, how does the
>>>> list feel about soliciting the input from a broader group of
>>> While not an absolute requirement, I believe there is an understanding
>>> some minimal level of technical expertise and interest in the details
>>> the subject matter are necessary in order to provide useful or
>>> contribution to the process.
>> So we would exclude members of the general public (users) then?
> Where did I say exclude? "not an absolute requirement", an "interest in
> the details" are needed for a "meaningful contribution". None of that
> means exclude in my book, it simply means that participation takes effort
> and if you want people to take you seriously you need to make a effort.
> That is true in many parts of civil society.
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