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community - Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] About AFPUB-2010-GEN-001
Dr Paulos Nyirenda
paulos at sdnp.org.mw
Thu Apr 8 07:40:36 UTC 2010
Clearly there is an important issue with using the word "comunity" in the PDP. I would
like to recommend that in any future revisions of the PDP inlcuding the current attempts
to re-develop the PDP, the word "community" should be qualified at every instance so that
it is clear what is being refered to.
Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
On 6 Apr 2010 at 10:41, sm+afrinic at elandsys.com wrote:
> At 02:09 06-04-10, Dr Paulos Nyirenda wrote:
> >I would like to mention that the use of the word "community" in the
> >AfriNic PDP caused
> >intensive debate in one or two meetings of the current PDP-MG and
> >mention was made of
> >refering this back to the "community" to resolve.
> >In some cases the current PDP uses the wider Internet community as
> >"anyone on the
> >Internet" as described below but in others it seems to refer to the
> >"African Internet
> The current PDP document uses the word "community". There was a
> proposal last year that was written by someone who does not reside in
> Africa. People from outside Africa have taken part in discussions
> about proposals.
> "anyone on the Internet" might be "Internet Community".
> There might be some differences between "African Internet community"
> and "AfriNIC community".
> Both the existing PDP document and the proposal use wider Internet
> community for policy proposals and discussions.
> "AfriNIC community" is currently used for the PDP-MG selection. The
> proposal uses "chosen by the community during the meeting. That is
> similar to "AfriNIC community".
> >Some clarification on this as well would help the PDP-MG.
> Should "community" be:
> 1. people from Africa only?
> 2. people from the "African Internet community"?
> 3. people affected by AfriNIC (the company) policies?
> 4. people involved in Internet operations (ISP, etc.) only?
> 5. "anyone on the Internet"?
> If you choose items 1 and 2, proposals can only be written and
> discussed by people within Africa. Items 3 and 4 involves clarifying
> how to determine which people are part of the community. Item 5
> follows the openness principle.
> S. Moonesamy
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