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[AfriNIC-rpd] Summary of Current Policy Proposals in the AfriNIC Region

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Fri Mar 26 20:18:42 UTC 2010

Hi Vincent,
At 03:23 19-03-10, Vincent Ngundi wrote:
>Below please find a summary of the discussions on the above policy proposal:

I have some concerns about this summary.

>·         There is no room for the community to 
>relieve the PDP-MG of duty if they are not performing to expectations.

I am not sure what you mean by the above.  I 
haven't seen any discussions about this.

>·         The existing policy talks about a 
>Board of Trustees but AfriNIC doesn't have one, 
>it instead has a Board of Directors.

That's a mistake that was made when you wrote AFPUB-2008-GEN-001.

>2.     Some discussants raised issues with the 
>authors claim to be 'creating' a policy 
>development process in the region as one does 
>exist. If indeed this proposal aims to address 
>the lapses in a current policy, it should be 
>framed as such rather than how it is currently 
>put - an attempt to reinvent the wheel. The 
>proposed change in the names of the policy 
>mailing list and working group were seen as superficial.

This provides a one-sided view.

I didn't see anyone stating that the proposed 
change in the names was superficial.

>3.     Key differences between the proposal and 
>the existing policy as explained by the author are as follows:
>·         Any member of the community can be a 
>part of the Policy Development Working Group 
>while currently the PDP-MG is limited to three people.

The above could be misread as the context is not provided.

S. Moonesamy

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