[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised

Scott Leibrand scottleibrand at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 16:04:03 EDT 2013


The question I would ask is: Who cares?

IMO government authority is only relevant when determining that the RIRs
are properly the steward of all Internet number resources.  But when it
comes the actual principles of stewardship, those IMO come from the needs
of the Internet community, as expressed by those participating in the
policy development process.  I don't think governmental authority is
relevant there at all.

-Scott (speaking only for myself)


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 12:48 PM, Eric Brunner-Williams <
ebw at abenaki.wabanaki.net> wrote:

> On 7/9/13 11:19 AM, Chris Grundemann wrote:
> > I hope that helps clear up any lingering confusion.
>
> Probably not. I seem to be stuck in a rut.
>
> The purpose of an agency of government in allocating from an asset
> created by the government was not limited to the momentary authority
> of the agency, but was, like the authority of the agency, renewable,
> transferable to other agencies of government, and under defined
> procedures, delegable.
>
> This purpose, neither finite nor infinite, was renewed, transferred
> and eventually delegated, and our discussion concerns the policies and
> procedures for allocation, and recovery, of values in a 32 bit range,
> consistent with the purpose of government at the point of delegation.
> This purpose forms the "principles" of the delegee, an RIR.
>
> I do appreciate you've made the point that "conservation" is a
> mechanism, possibly non-unique, which may implement the continuing
> purpose of government of allocation, upon reasonable utility, of
> routable allocations of identifiers.
>
> Equi-Cheers,
> Eric
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