[anti-abuse-wg] draft policy
Brian Nisbet brian.nisbet at heanet.ie
Wed Mar 9 18:28:03 CET 2011
Frank, "Frank Gadegast" wrote the following on 09/03/2011 17:20: > >> How many of the members do you think get actively involved in policy >> discussions? (Hint: it is much less than 50%.) > > People that are not going to vote do not care for the results, > like it is for any democratic political vote in the RIPE region. Not always true, but that's philosophy. >> All of the RIRs have open policy discussion forums, just as the IETF has >> no members and anybody can contribute to the Internet's standards. Good >> luck changing that. :) > > IETF is different. > > RIPE is no "community", its more a association of members, that are > paying money to get resources they need. > And non-members still can decide (or at least block) the wishes > of the members, thats really crazy. RIPE is a community. The association of members are RIPE NCC members, who pay a membership fee. Policy is made by the community, members of the NCC vote on motions to do with the NCC. This distinction really is vital to all of this. Brian.