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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proxy votes

Fri Mar 16 08:39:58 UTC 2007

I will not mind if there is a proxy system, but I believe that the chair
measures consensus not-only based in the sense of the participants in the
meeting room, but also in what has been expressed in the mailing list.
That's the reason why it is NECCESARY, for everybody to say, before the
meeting, if they are in favor or against the proposal(s).

Regarding the PI proposal, I already have sent to Vincent a draft of what I
think will be a good combination among the existing proposals taking in
consideration what has been said in the mailing list, so hopefully we will
have a new version (withdrawing the others) very quickly and everybody will
have the opportunity to concentrate in a single proposal and speak up if
they are in favor or against.


> De: Vincent Ngundi <vincent at>
> Responder a: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List <rpd at>
> Fecha: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:17:47 +0300
> Para: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List <rpd at>
> Asunto: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Proxy votes
> Hi Andrew et al,
> On Mar 15, 2007, at 12:31 PM, Andrew Alston wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Can someone give me clarity if AfriNIC is willing to entertain the
>> idea of proxy votes in Nigeria on the V6 policy, providing the
>> authorization to act as proxy is provided to the proxy person in
>> writing by the individual wishing to be represented?
> <snip>
>> I for one will not be able to attend the Nigeria meeting,
> I was hoping I'd meet you there.
>> and in the event of the IPv6 policy going to a vote, I would like
>> to be able to issue a written letter of consent to an individual to
>> act as a proxy vote for me in this regard (giving that individual 2
>> votes).  I believe that this should be permitted by standard at
>> policy meetings as well, as it¹s the only way for people on this
>> list who have participated heavily in discussions to actually have
>> a vote if they cannot travel due to other commitments.
> I agree with Andrew.
> On the other hand, and more importantly IMHO, we also need to devise
> a way of coming up with consensus when it comes to policy issues
> (ratification). I'm not sure how consensus is deduced since the PDP
> stipulates that policies are ratified via consensus in an Open Public
> Policy meeting. Is it by a show of hands, by acclamation or is it the
> onus of the moderator to determine whether consensus has been reached
> or not
> I don't know what happens in other regions but IMHO, we need to put
> some thought into this matter. Perhaps the AfriNIC management should
> shed some light on this.
> -v
>> Can anyone from the policy committee comment, and has anyone else
>> on the list got comments on this suggestion?
>> Thanks
>> Andrew Alston
>> TENET ­ Chief Technology Officer
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