[arin-ppml] About needs basis in 8.3 transfers

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 5 03:49:53 EDT 2014

On Jun 4, 2014, at 6:26 PM, David Miller <dmiller at tiggee.com> wrote:

> On 6/4/2014 9:10 PM, Matthew Kaufman wrote:
>> On 6/4/14, 5:13 PM, Owen DeLong wrote:
>>> It is, however, equally obvious that a sizable portion of the
>>> community, not merely myself, does not want to eliminate the needs test. 
>> For the extremely limited version of "the community" which consists of
>> "see existing policy" and "see the handful of people who participate on
>> the PPML". Despite all the fee collection that has been spent on
>> outreach, there's still just not that much representation.
> Which viewpoint gets to "claim" those who chose not to make their
> opinions known?

I would say neither as a general rule. However, there is a valid argument for the concept of acquiescence by estoppel (silence is consent) which would argue that those who oppose current policy would be more likely to speak up.


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