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

Jimmy Hess mysidia at gmail.com
Sat Jun 1 05:02:13 EDT 2013

On 5/31/13, Owen DeLong <owen at delong.com> wrote:

Agreed...  actually..  I  rather prefer the principles residing in
RFC2050, outside the policy.   For the simple reason, that the burden
of changing RFC2050 is a lot higher --  actually,  RFC2050 is
"immutable"  document.

The RIR principles are not something that should not change daily;  or
at some author's whim to change policy, and "tune" the principle to
reflect $flavour_of_the_month.

There should be the fundamental principles of the RIRs accurately
represented in an immutable or near-immutable document  residing
outside policy and outside the PDP (like RFC2050),  that requires a
much higher "burden"  than the PDP for a change to occur.

But a global policy might work.

E.g.  Statements of fundamental principles should be things that
rarely change;  the importance of the principle is more strongly
emphasized,  then.

Oh... and just because RFC2050 is no longer the latest revision of
that document,   doesn't mean the policy can't continue to refer to
that version.

I  see no urgent need to start adding bits and pieces of 'principles'
to the policy, as an attempted substitute.

> I oppose watering it down. Those principles applied before ARIN existed, so
> it's really
> not a problem to apply them to ARIN as well.

> Owen

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