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

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Feb 27 19:26:41 UTC 2010

On 02/27/2010 03:49 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
> On 27/02/2010 04:04, Phil Regnauld wrote:
>> 	I'm not saying that political incentives (carrot & stick) or government
>> 	regulations in the line of "implement IPv6 before X/Y or else..." have
>> 	had any effect, except maybe in Japan:
> 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.

> Nick

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