[arin-ppml] Revised: Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend the Definition of Community Network

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 11:00:06 EDT 2017


I support this change to the definition of community networks.

-Carlton Samuels

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On Thu, Aug 24, 2017 at 10:22 AM, ARIN <info at arin.net> wrote:

> The following has been revised:
>
> * Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend the Definition of Community Network
>
> Revised text is below and can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/2017_8.html
>
> You are encouraged to discuss all Draft Policies on PPML. The AC will
> evaluate the discussion in order to assess the conformance of this draft
> policy with ARIN's Principles of Internet number resource policy as stated
> in the Policy Development Process (PDP). Specifically, these principles are:
>
> * Enabling Fair and Impartial Number Resource Administration
> * Technically Sound
> * Supported by the Community
>
> The PDP can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
>
> Draft Policies and Proposals under discussion can be found at:
> https://www.arin.net/policy/proposals/index.html
>
> Regards,
>
> Sean Hopkins
> Policy Analyst
> American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN)
>
>
>
> Draft Policy ARIN-2017-8: Amend the Definition of Community Network
>
> Problem Statement:
>
> The Community Networks section of the NRPM has not been used since
> implementation in January 2010. Proposal ARIN-2016-7, to increase the
> number of use cases, was abandoned by the Advisory Council due to lack of
> feedback. Proposal ARIN 2017-2, to remove all mention of community networks
> from NRPM was met with opposition by the community. Many responded that the
> definition of “community network” was too narrow, which could be the reason
> for lack of uptake.
>
> Policy statement:
>
> CURRENT NRPM TEXT:
>
> “2.11. Community Network
>
> A community network is any network organized and operated by a volunteer
> group operating as or under the fiscal support of a nonprofit organization
> or university for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity to
> the residents of their local service area. To be treated as a community
> network under ARIN policy, the applicant must certify to ARIN that the
> community network staff is 100% volunteers.”
>
> NEW NRPM TEXT:
>
> “2.11 Community Network
>
> A community network is a network organized and operated by a volunteer
> group, not-for-profit, non-profit, charitable organization, or educational
> institution for the purpose of providing free or low-cost connectivity, or
> other Information Technology services to persons or entities within their
> community. Critical functions may be handled by paid staff, but volunteers
> play a large role in offering services available through community
> networks.”
>
> Comments:
>
> Timetable for implementation: Immediate
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