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[AfriNIC-rpd] RE: Last call for comments for Policy Development Process

Vincent Ngundi vincent at
Thu Oct 4 06:07:27 UTC 2007

Hi McTim,

On Oct 2, 2007, at 5:36 PM, McTim wrote:

> Hi All,
> On 10/2/07, Hisham R Rojoa <hisham at> wrote:
>> Dear Colleagues and Members
>> Apologies but I forgot to mention that the policy reached  
>> consensus with the
>> following modifications:
> If the proposal is modified, then shouldn't we be back at step 3 (or
> even step 1) on:
> After all, the amendments/modifications have no chance to be discussed
> by the list until AFTER it has reached f2f consensus if we go on to
> step 5 (15 day Last Call), as we seem to be doing now.  I think that
> if suggested changes to a proposal are agreed at the f2f meeting, the
> rest of the list should get a chance to have their say on the proposal
> as if it was a new proposal.

(a) IMHO, this would fall under "amendments to new PDP". Seems you  
might have to propose something to that effect, a policy proposal  
(amendment?) for that matter.

(b) The last-call is meant to incorporate recommendation/comments  
made during the f2f meeting.

(c) The current PDP says:


"4. If there is consensus at the open policy meeting, go to step 5  
(read last-call) as itemized below. If there is not consensus, step 3  
will be repeated until consensus is reached or the policy proposal is  
abandoned (or withdrawn)"


There was consensus during the f2f meeting and in line with the  
current PDP, we should go step 5, which is the last-call.



>> 1. The number of members of the moderator group from the community  
>> would be
>> 3 instead of 2
>> 2. The 30 day deadline for the board to ratify the proposal has  
>> been removed
> I would like to see a thorough description of what powers the Board
> has at this point, listed in the PDP.  Do they have the power to
> disapprove a proposal after Last Call if they disagree with it, or can
> they only NOT ratify a proposal because the PDP was not followed?
> As far as removing the 30 day deadline, was this done for
> administrative reasons (it's hard to get all Board memebrs together at
> same time within 30 + 15 days of a f2f meeting perhaps).  Removing the
> deadline might make it possible for the Board NOT to ratify a proposal
> for months or even years, no?
> Can someone who was in Durban explain it to me?
> -- 
> Cheers,
> McTim
> $ whois -h mctim
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