Re: [Ianaplan] What are the RIRs doing?

Brian E Carpenter <> Mon, 08 September 2014 22:45 UTC

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On 09/09/2014 07:19, Milton L Mueller wrote:
> If you are convening an open process, you don't start it out with the "house proposal," in which a bunch of guys have decided behind the scenes what they want the outcome to be, and make it the reference point for all future discussion. 
> Let's say the ICG in its RFP had provided a "draft proposal" telling the three operational communities what it thinks would be good for them to propose. You would have no problem with that? 

No. I am quite used to seeing drafts completely transformed during their
passage through a consensus-building process. It's happened often enough
to drafts I've written and I've helped do it to many other people's
drafts. I have been to various RIR meetings over the years and have never
noticed people being reluctant to challenge proposals from the RIR leadership.
I have no discomfort at all with this process.