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[AfriNIC-rpd] How to propose a proposal
Mukom Akong T
tamon at afrinic.net
Fri Feb 11 08:30:27 UTC 2011
The specifics of How to Propose a Policy are at
http://www.afrinic.net/policy.htm, last section under that title.
On 2/11/11 8:10 AM, sm+afrinic at elandsys.com wrote:
> The Implementation Analysis and Recommendations on the Policy
> Development Process does not provide much guidance on how to propose a
> proposal. Based on two of the proposals that were submitted recently,
> it seems like the policy web page does not provide adequate guidance
> for authors and the template could be better. I suggest the following:
> (a) The author(s) of a proposal sends an email to
> policy-submission at afrinic.net
> to request a unique identifier for the proposal.
> (b) Once the author receives the identifier, the proposal is posted
> to the
> RPD mailing list (rpd at afrinic.net) in plain text format.
> (c) After the proposal has been posted to the RPD mailing list, it is
> on the AfriNIC web site.
> If the proposal updates an existing policy, "Updates:" can be used
> instead of "Obsoletes:". The affiliation should be included if it is
> applicable; i.e. XYZ Ltd. The first section provides an overview of
> the proposal. The Changes section is to help people follow what was
> modified in the proposal. It is not required as part of the template.
> A sample proposal could be as follows:
> Proposal: AFPUB-2010-GEN-005
> Title: Policy Development Process in the AfriNIC service region
> Author: S. Moonesamy
> XYZ Ltd.
> sm+afrinic at elandsys.com
> Version: 2
> Date: 25 June, 2010
> Obsoletes: AFPUB-2008-GEN-001
> 1. Introduction
> This document describes the AfriNIC Policy Development Process
> (PDP). The initial policy development process (AFPUB-2004-GEN-001)
> used by AfriNIC was meant to be a transitional process. This document
> adds procedures to the policy development process.
> 2. Procedure for submitting a proposal
> During the development of a policy, draft versions of the document
> are made available for review and comment by publishing them on the
> AfriNIC website and posting them to the Resource Policy Discussion
> mailing list.
> Appendix A: Changes
> Section 4 changed so that replacement of a Chair is done by Working
> Group instead
> of Board of Directors
> Section 4 clarifies that Chair is selected by the AfriNIC community
> Section 5.4 changed so that Board of Directors can only approve a
> S. Moonesamy
> rpd mailing list
> rpd at afrinic.net
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