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[AfriNIC-rpd] Call for Comments: Draft Minutes of Public Policy Meeting during AfriNIC-15 in Yaounde

Frank Habicht geier at
Fri Jan 13 07:43:10 UTC 2012



On 1/12/2012 4:45 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Thu, 12 Jan 2012, Adiel Akplogan wrote:
>> In substance what I said is that same comments before a face to face
>> meeting where consensus is reached can't be of the same weight during
>> the last call.  If consensus is declared after discussion at the face
>> to face meeting, only NEW and major arguments/issues should stop a
>> policy during the last call. The last call period should be as
>> straight forward as possible, and not another round to re-discuss the
>> whole policy with points already raised and discussed (or not) before
>> the face to face meeting.
>> Discussions and comments before + during face to face meeting should
>> weight more than comments during lats call. Doing that we push people
>> to raise their point before or during the face to face meeting where
>> consensus will be sought.
>> We should be clear about when to close the loop, and it is in my sense
>> the responsibility of the PDWG co-chairs to ensure that.
> Objections raised durting a last call might be new objections, or they
> might be old objections that have already been considered and rejected;
> they also might be major or minor.  In my opinion, the PDWG co-chairs
> should be able to tell the difference, and they should be able to
> declare consensus even if some trivial or old objections are raised
> during the last call.
> In other words, I agree with Adiel.
> --apb (Alan Barrett)
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