Call for Community Consultation - Software Repository
Member Services <info@...
2008-01-16 20:14:57 GMT
ARIN received a suggestion (2008.1) that "ARIN shall maintain a software
repository (with retrieval via anonymous FTP, HTTP, or other protocols
in keeping with best current practices) for user-contributed schemas,
software, and other tools for dealing with data published by ARIN."
The complete suggestion can be viewed at:
As a result, ARIN would like to solicit input to the following questions
from the community:
1. Should software in this repository be restricted only to
contributions that are licensed to be in the public domain? If so, what
license should be used (GNU/BSD/others)?
2. Should the repository allow separate developers facilities to
maintain code directly (tools like subversion) or be a static-read only
3. Should the repository only house collections that reflect ARIN's mission?
Please submit your comments to the consult@... You can
to the arin-consult mailing list at:
Discussion on consult@... will close at noon EST 30 January 2008.
Based on the feedback provided, ARIN will then develop a plan regarding
this suggestion. If ARIN decides to move forward on this, ARIN will
offer this service with an acceptable use policy outlining warranties,
commercial use, and community shared enhancements.