The basis of the topic is as old as the game design - right after some players realised that other players would not have to play with them to affect the game.Heh, the "old chorus". It's funny how some people (you're not the only one) come here not to discuss the current proposal, with which they are free to agree or disagree, but to continue discussing old threads.
The "why" is easy:I know the person posting the OP and he doesn't do PVP at all, so if this is just about having "more player targets in Open" I'd suggest you to ask yourself why someone who only hauls in PP could possibly want it to be Open Only. If you find it hard to understand give the OP another read.
It seems to be a combined effort by those who consider that they are in some way in charge of Powers activities.Although the authors are Winters/FLC commanders, these proposals have been made and discussed by pilots from many Powers.