[Community-Discuss] Lu Heng + Larus and the Number Resource Society

Sander Steffann sander at steffann.nl
Sun Sep 26 13:05:32 UTC 2021

Hi Lu,

> An avocation does not constitute policy. An private NGO can not make top down policy in the society. Afrinic can not, NRS can not.

As Owen told me "It is intended to be (to some extent) a lobbying group on behalf of its members.". Even if it is just limited to that, it goes against all bottom-up fundamentals. There is no place for advocacy/lobbying in a bottom-up community.

You always tell me that you base your ideas on those of Rob Blokzijn. Well, then follow his basic rule: everybody speaks for themselves, and only for themselves. In a bottom-up community there is no place for "representation" of groups. Everybody's voice counts exactly the same. That is a rule that was at the heart of Rob's teachings.


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