[Community-Discuss] Enquiries/clarification

S Moonesamy sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
Thu Oct 12 09:18:22 UTC 2017

Hi Owen,
At 03:50 PM 10-10-2017, Owen DeLong wrote:
>I believe that in general, an organization like an RIR which is 
>managing resources on behalf of a community and serving as that 
>community's representative in various external fora (ICANN, IGF, 
>etc.) should be as transparent in all of its processes and dealings 
>as possible. This means, IMHO, that unless there is a legitimate 
>need for confidentiality (legal strategies in active litigation, 
>staff salaries, personnel matters, etc.), information should 
>generally be made available to the community by default.

Several years ago, well before transparent was a topic of interest, 
an ex-IAB Chair explained why the IAB published information.  I'll 
make a note of your comment about "by default" without commenting 
about it.  Some of the examples which you provided are already 
covered by the law; it may be different in other countries.

Is there any process which is not transparent?  If that is the case, 
I am okay if you or anyone else wishes to raise it as an issue.

S. Moonesamy 

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