[arin-ppml] ARIN-2011-1: ARIN Inter-RIR Transfers - Last Call

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Oct 19 21:11:34 EDT 2011

On Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 8:47 PM, John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
> On Oct 19, 2011, at 8:28 PM, William Herrin wrote:
>> I would like to see the AC request a ruling as to whether changes of
>> this magnitude within section 4 of the PDP process are defensible as
>> mere changes to the draft versus the new text being considered a fresh
>> draft policy subject to entry into the process at section 2.
> The changes that occur to a draft policy text after presentation
> at the public policy meeting can be quite extensive and include
> any action including rewriting, merging, or abandoning. I believe
> that you are seeing the result of a "rewrite" of the draft policy,
> and this is noted as specifically allowed by the PDP for policies
> after PPM, with the protection being that any change results in
> another last call to the community.

Is this John Curran's opinion or is this the President of ARIN's
ruling on the process question as it relates to draft 2011-1?

> Note also that you do have the option to petition for the original
> policy text to be sent to last call, if you do not like the action
> taken by the ARIN AC on the draft policy.

The original text has all of the faults that have been attributed to
it in this thread. It was not expressed in clear, actionable policy
language and was indubitably in need of editing. The last thing I want
to do is petition for that text to be sent to last call.

In my opinion, the draft on the table IS NOT an edited version of that
text. This is probably a good thing. Purely from a "is this well
written actionable policy text," Scott's document is structurally
superior. But when you write a whole new proposal, it's a new
proposal. Throwing away a document and writing a new one is not a
change to the document, it's a new document.

And it should be treated as a new document.

Bill Herrin

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