[Nanog-futures] What should NANOG be?

michael.dillon at bt.com michael.dillon at bt.com
Wed Jan 9 08:51:20 UTC 2008

> Why can't the NANOG community identify and agree to adopt 
> some BCPs that the group generally feel are good ideas?

Why? I think the reason why NANOG cannot do this is that
this kind of work is better done outside of a mailing list
and the NANOG community has not shown much interest in
doing it. NANOG folk set up a blog but virtually nobody
contributed. There was (and still is) a best practices wiki
out there but not much in the way of contribs. There was
another wiki that was set up as part of the NANOG-FUTURES
work, but that quickly fizzled.

> For example, as was discussed on the nanog list, why not 
> identify a BCP for identifying the appropriate contact at an 
> organization?

If you can't get a significant level of participation in 
writing such BCPs, then people won't buy into them and
won't follow them.

> The first step towards making things better is to identify 
> things that are broken and *a* generally agreed upon good solution.

Agreed, but NANOG has repeatedly backed away from doing this
kind of work.

--Michael Dillon

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