arin and ops fora (was Re: AltDB?)

Owen DeLong owen at
Tue Jan 11 12:51:16 CST 2011

On Jan 11, 2011, at 6:15 AM, Jack Bates wrote:

> On 1/11/2011 12:57 AM, David Conrad wrote:
>> Or not.  It may be that network operators (not just the ones that show up at ARIN meetings and are on PPML) are happy with the existing communication channels and that additional structures to encourage participation and input in the ARIN region regarding services ARIN provides to the public are unnecessary.
> Public easily reachable people. Public information on operations and what they do on their website with tons of pointers (even if it's not laid out the best). Public participation mailing lists. Presence of key people on other lists such as nanog.
> What more is an org supposed to do to communicate with people? Even the CEO lurks on nanog and responds when necessary. What community were you wanting them to interface with? I could be wrong, but I suspect any genius ideas which the CEO hears via the various communication mediums may quickly find it's way to be implemented. Sure, it may get restricted to some degree depending on how people in PPML feel about it. I'm sure the membership has some say on how their money is spent. Neither of these things limit the ability to suggest an idea.
> Jack

Just to be clear... Participation in PPML is open to ANYONE, not just ARIN members. There are a lot of non-members on PPML
and their voices count just as much as members on that list.


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