Re: ARIN RPKI services terms/conditions - Change to Management of the Trust Anchor Locator for ARIN’s RPKI Service

William Herrin bill at
Tue Sep 27 14:44:18 UTC 2022

On Tue, Sep 27, 2022 at 4:23 AM John Curran <jcurran at> wrote:
> Yes: the intent is that an RP validator may ship and use the ARIN TAL by default.
> If that is not clear in the revised RPA, then the RPA agreement will updated again for clarity.

Hi John,

It's clear enough from section 9 that an RP validator may NOT ship and
use the ARIN TAL without first adopting as its own the basic
brokenness of ARIN's legal process around the TAL.This change looks to
me like a swing and a miss.

Understand John, open source software operates on a license tender
basis. The user is presumed to have accepted the license contract on
the basis of their lack of authority to have made a copy any other
way. Placing additional restrictions is a poison pill.

Bill Herrin

For hire.

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