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[AfriNIC-rpd] Proposal for Policy Development Process in the AfriNIC service region]

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Thu Dec 10 09:45:11 UTC 2009

At 22:05 09-12-2009, Graham Beneke wrote:
>Very good idea. Policy debates should probably be transcripted or at 
>the very least comprehensive minutes should be kept.

There is a cost in doing transcriptions.  If the community believes 
that it is important to have transcriptions of the policy meetings, I 
suggest that it provides some arguments for doing it so that the 
issue can be addressed through this proposal.

Publishing comprehensive minutes is part of documenting the 
discussions on a proposal so that the process is transparent.  It 
would also be helpful to the authors who are unable to attend the 
policy meeting.

There is a deadline in the proposal for the minutes.  It is about 
"this is what we will be doing".  The initial (unpublished) proposal 
had a longer deadline.

>Also very important. As the author of a recent proposal also I had 
>difficulty knowing how 'official' revisions could be published. The 
>initial policy draft gets put up on the website but the updates get 
>discussed on the mailing list and there isn't any process for 
>updating the published version.

I have some difficulty figuring out which "publication" is considered 
as the official version.  Although this proposal provides for 
proposals to be submitted to the Policy Development Working Group 
Chair, it can be problematic as we cannot tell who is responsible for 
text then.  AfriNIC claims to have copyright on your proposal.

S. Moonesamy

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