The Provider Independent (PI) Task Force was established at RIPE 44
(January 2003) to examine the possibility of changing the policy for
assigning Provider Independent address space. As a result, the <pi-
tf@localhost mailing list was established.
At the start of 2004 the minimum IPv4 allocation was changed from a /
20 to a /21. At the same time, the requirement to demonstrate
existing or immediate usage of at least 25% of the allocated space
Since 2004, the RIPE policy development process has been more
formally documented. Policy discussions all take place on Working
Group mailing lists and follow the process outlined at: http://www.ripe.net/ripe/policies/
As a result, there is no longer a need for the pi-tf@localhost
mailing list. From 16 June 2005 the list will be closed to new
subscribers and no new postings will be accepted.