[ripe-chair-discuss] Status of RIPE Chair discussion?
Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Wed May 17 18:00:30 CEST 2017
as you allude, as a culture we have dangerous desires to over-specify, over-formalize, and write horrifyingly detailed (and therefore fragile) rules. a view of the world as a scary collection of corner cases. it may come from $dayjobs writing code and configuring routers, precision tasks. do we really have that many important decisions to make? let's not over-inflate our importance. [ e.g. address policy is only a career in the arin and apnic regions; ripe is toward the other end of the alphabet. ] we don't need a king or a legislature. as lynn alluded, we seem to most need someone to remind us to chill out and keep it simple. rob was very good at that (as, i would note, was dr postel). randy