[arin-ppml] ARIN-2013-4: RIR Principles / Request for General Thoughts

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Mon Jun 10 13:25:09 EDT 2013

These are very valuable and insightful comments. I would take issue only with one part of your conclusion:

> While the survey is a great
> starting point, it might make more sense to have Arin hire a professional
> survey developer to create the questions for an "unbiased about the
> outcome" manner as possible.

While I am persuaded by your view that questions we are being asked are suffused with IPv4-think, in many ways Chris's survey was an accurate reflection of the content of 2013-4 itself, which is also suffused with IPv4-think. It would not make sense I think to hire a professional survey developer, when the problem we have is not so much the nature of Chris's questions as it is the proposal we are working on. A professional survey developer hired by ARIN could not (and should not) be developing a policy proposal. 

In short, Chris is fulfilling his role as AC shepherd and with the feedback from this survey, and from good comments such as yours, the author of this proposal should be able to go back to the drafting table and make some substantial changes and improvements. 

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