[arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised
owen at delong.com
Wed Jul 17 12:57:13 EDT 2013
There was a notice sent out several months ago about the mission statement change. This was an action of the BoT. I remember receiving the notice. I don't remember which list(s) I received it on, but most likely arin-announce and/or arin-discuss.
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On Jul 16, 2013, at 2:40 PM, Steven Ryerse <SRyerse at eclipse-networks.com> wrote:
> Well that's interesting. Last August I included a copy of the ARIN Mission Statement that I cut and pasted from ARINs web site into one of my comments to this community. This was the statement:
> “Applying the principles of stewardship, ARIN, a nonprofit corporation, allocates Internet Protocol resources; develops consensus-based policies; and facilitates the advancement of the Internet through information and educational outreach.”
> I looked at ARINs web site today since the Mission Statement below didn't look like what I remembered and lo and behold - the Mission Statement has changed. David is correct that it says:
> "ARIN, a nonprofit member-based organization, supports the operation of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources throughout its service region; coordinates the development of policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol number resources; and advances the Internet through informational outreach."
> It would have been nice if ARIN had let this community know of the change. The way I read the new Mission Statement it has changed a lot and I think the entire mission has changed. It doesn't even say that ARIN is supposed to Allocate Internet Resources anymore. Isn't this community supposed to have input to ARIN for as significant a change as a Mission Statement change?
> I wonder why it changed?
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> From: David Farmer [mailto:farmer at umn.edu]
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> Subject: Re: [arin-ppml] Draft Policy ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles - revised
> On 7/15/13 17:53 , Steven Ryerse wrote:
>> So I infer from your comments that this community doesn't have to help create policies that align with ARIN's stated mission. Wow! So following that logic to the extreme then would it be OK for this community to create a policy that no more allocations of any kind will be made? I think not! So then is it OK for this community to create policies that's primary goal is to partially stop allocations? Using the exact same logic as I used above - I think not. I do think it is OK for this community to help create policies that right size allocations and I think that is covered in the Mission Statement.
>> I humbly submit that ignorance of ARINs Mission Statement is the underlying problem why I think policy making in this community has gone off track.
> No policies have to align with the mission statement, or if they are far enough out of line with the mission statement the Board wouldn't approve a policy. However, the mission statement isn't as clear cut as you seem to think it is.
> ARIN, a nonprofit member-based organization, supports the operation
> of the Internet through the management of Internet number resources
> throughout its service region; coordinates the development of
> policies by the community for the management of Internet Protocol
> number resources; and advances the Internet through informational
> The above mission statement allow a wide variety of things, the interpretation of which of those are good or bad is mostly up to the community. And I don't see how any of the proposed Principles in
> ARIN-2013-4 conflict with the mission statement.
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