[arin-ppml] ARIN public participation

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 20:11:33 EDT 2022

Folks, I think everybody agrees that anything here that becomes personal 
should not be carried out, but it is important also to understand that 
discussions related to Number Resource Policy may or may not necessarily 
be of linked to an specific proposal, and in the cases it is not it is 
still fine as long the discussion is related to how the Policy 
Development Process works and how can it possibility be affected by 
external events.
AfriNic trouble has been just an great example how economic interests 
may try to force things to malfunction in the benefit of a few actors 
and we all here that discuss proposals with the aim to have consensus on 
them should be able to have easy access to these kind of episodes and 
take that into account as well.  It is all related to the same ecosystem 
and to me it is not very difficult to differentiate the things.

Policy Development Process is a Internet Governance topic that concerns 
not only members but Community in general.
I hope we are able collectively to separate things and focus what really 

On 10/06/2022 20:04, William Herrin wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2022 at 3:56 PM John Curran <jcurran at arin.net> wrote:
>> This leaves you with a fairly straightforward choice:
>> - Again, if you believe that there is a matter for which ARIN might have to take action, then then become a member and discuss it with the other members.
>> - if you’re saying that there’s a situation of interest at AFRINIC that is relevant to network operators in general, then might I suggest that you avail yourself of one of the discussion lists that already exist for network operators for such purposes (as the arin-ppml mailing list is and remains for number resource policy discussions.)
> Or I could continue to discuss such topics on PPML like we've been
> doing for the last quarter century and if you take exception to it we
> can start a discussion about whether ARIN intends to tighten
> participation it allows the general public.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin

More information about the ARIN-PPML mailing list