[Community-Discuss] Bylaws changes

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 13:54:36 UTC 2016

Hello Arnaud,

Even though I think the current PDP allows the Co-Chairs to vary the
process incase such emergency occurs, It's fine to update the PDP to define
such a clear process similar to what you referenced.


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Kindly excuse brevity and typos

On 12 Nov 2016 13:13, "Arnaud AMELINA" <amelnaud at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Ì can see under this link https://www.arin.net/policy/pdp.html
> Special Policy Actions
> 10.1 Emergency PDP
> If urgently necessary pursuant to ARIN’s mission, the Board of Trustees
> may initiate policy by declaring an emergency and posting a Recommended
> Draft Policy on the PPML for discussion for a minimum of 14 days. The
> Advisory Council will review the Recommended Draft Policy within 7 days of
> the end of the discussion period and make a recommendation to the Board of
> Trustees. If the Board of Trustees adopts the policy, it will be presented
> at the next Public Policy Meeting for reconsideration
> Arin has this in its pdp.Anything to learn from for this discussion?
> Le 12 nov. 2016 11:11, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at afrinic.net> a écrit :
>> > 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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