[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] board minutes made public

Ilunga, Serge, Vodacom DRC Serge.Ilunga at vodacom.cd
Sat Dec 19 22:33:48 UTC 2015

Hello Chair,

I think that the trust we need towards the BOD is critical for our community based organization.
Vague promises don't help to built and sustain the required trust.
I agree that 80 pages is a lot and I can understand the time taken to compile the document if it was in case of work requiring some deep researches.
Is it the case?

Kind Regards.

Ilunga, Serge, Vodacom DRC
Transmission Optimization Manager

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Habicht [mailto:geier at geier.ne.tz]
Sent: Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:52 PM
To: members-discuss at afrinic.net
Subject: Re: [members-discuss] board minutes made public

Hello all, especially Sunday,

for a long time i was meaning to write a very positive email.

I very clearly had and have the impression that a lot has changed for the better in terms of transparency and accountability of the various functions and bodies of AfriNIC.

Many people are still having demands for improvement. That's good and I agree.

But I want to note that in my opinion the improvement already achieved is really remarkable and I would like to thank you, Sunday, the whole board and anyone else involved for that. I'm sure many appreciate it.
I surely do.

Now, like others, I have been looking forward for the publication of board minutes/resolutions for some time, and checked the website without result.

[ I have to admit in this my case I don't care much about minutes vs.
resolution because i want a date of a meeting in August where a certain policy was ratified ;-) ]

On 12/17/2015 7:28 PM, Sunday Folayan wrote:
> For minutes from January 2015, those will be published after the
> Board's meeting near the end of January 2016.

So this is the thing that prompted me to respond.
This is redefining "latency".
This is not inter-planetary latency, that's inter-stellar latency.

I get your point that minutes of a meeting run to 80 pages, and that's creating significant burden.
I hope not every meeting was that long.

I feel it's been along time since anything new on the resolutions-or-minutes front has surfaced.
I trust I'm not the only one that gets the impression that some people are getting impatient (you must have noticed ;-) ).

I am wondering whether we are waiting for a big bulk of documents to get ready? Or can we instead publish the parts that are ready to be published?
[I guess the total amount of argum^Wdiscussion will be the same anyway]

Also - this is more to staff - I think this deserves a well-documented and linked and navigable place on the website.

I do not want to increase the stress at this time of year when many celebrate holidays and as per Alan many are on leave (or will be).
Apologies if that happens.

Still, I want to hope that the Jan 2015 to Jan 2016 latency remains an exception. And that improvement continues.

Frank Habicht

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