[Community-Discuss] Bylaws changes

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at afrinic.net
Sat Nov 12 11:11:20 UTC 2016

> On 12 Nov 2016, at 14:52, Christian Bope <christian.bope at unikin.ac.cd> wrote:
> [Speaking on my own capacity.]
> As stated in my previous post related to item 13.
> There are 2 key element we should all keep in mind and maintain.
> 1. PDP guidelines shall be updated to describe how Board can adopt a policy.
> 2. Board adopted policy must be ratified by the community. If not it is rejected.

I’d say PDP guidelines should be updated to say how the community ratifies or rejects Board-adopted policy.

On your point 2, yes, the proposed changes to Article 11.5 will give the community the power to reject Board-adopted policy.  Here’s the current version of the text:

11.5	Endorsement of policy adopted by the Board:
(i) Any policy adopted by the Board under the provisions of Article 11.4 shall be submitted to the community for endorsement at the next public policy meeting.
(ii) In the event that such a policy submitted by the Board is not endorsed, the said policy shall not be enforced or implemented following its non-endorsement; however, any actions taken in terms of the policy prior to such non-endorsement shall remain valid.

Sub-part (i) is the existing text.  Sub-part (ii) is new, and makes it clear that rejection by the community leads to the policy being cancelled.

Alan Barrett

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