[Fwd: [members-discuss] [ncc-announce] RIPE NCC Position On The ITU IPv6 Group]

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Sat Feb 27 18:33:04 CST 2010


On Sat, 27 Feb 2010, Joel Jaeggli wrote:
> On 02/27/2010 03:49 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> >
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Japanese government did two things:
> >
> > 	- tax incentivise ipv6 compliance
> > 	- make meaningful ipv6 compliance mandatory when dealing with Japanese
> > government technical contracts.
> >
> > The effect of this was to 1) create a direct financial incentive to deploy
> > meaningfully, and 2) create an indirect financial incentive to deploy ipv6
> > meaningfully.  Spot the pattern here?
>
> If you are a network contractor for the US government or a vendor
> selling network equipment to the DOD then you've had a similar
> incentive, if it's not there, you're not going to end up on the approved
> suppliers list.

I get the impression that in Japan the incentives led to real deployment,
but not in the US - which is a big FAIL for DOD procurement policy.

Tony.
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