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Re: [ripe-pdp] Current policy process

  • To: Hans Petter Holen < >
  • From: Joao Damas < >
  • Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2004 11:32:53 +0200
  • Cc: Randy Bush < >
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Perhaps Randy can provide a brief background on the "why" of the existence of the advisory council in the ARIN region. Perhaps it solves a (legal?) problem that may be different here.

On 17 Aug, 2004, at 18:11, Hans Petter Holen wrote:

- in the Arin process the board of trustees has an active part in
reviewing the policy and adopts or rejects the policy.
as it does in apnic, lacnic, ...  at least in my culture, policy is
the only thing a board really is supposed to do.  anything else is
micro-management.  they're the ones who face the court or whatever.
Interesting point - I think in the past we have tried to archive
separation between setting the policies in RIPE and executing the policies
by the RIPE NCC.

Other opinions ?

I don't know that for people other than the regular participants this separation has been clear. However, I still think it has value as it formally allows for input of people other than just the members themselves (for instance the end-users can have a say on the policy under the current RIPE scheme), therefore allowing for a broader representation of the Internet community.


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