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[AfriNIC-rpd] Open Policy hour for AfriNIC - just an idea.

SM sm at
Thu Apr 19 16:54:08 UTC 2012

Hi Owen,
At 08:34 19-04-2012, Owen DeLong wrote:
>I apologize for the confusion. I should probably have made myself 
>more clear about this initially.

Actually, the confusion was caused from my side as I did not get into 
the details.  I might comment about that in a message in future.

>Quite a bit less formal, actually.
>The OPH does not usually have a defined agenda, per se. It is 
>conducted as more of a free-form conversation. The microphone is 
>usually passed around or people simply speak up from their seats. It 
>is largely self-moderating and the presenter/leader/moderator only 
>steps in if things start to get out of hand. There is no specific 
>schedule of when or what is presented.

It's worth try if people think that it will have the intended effect 
in the AfriNIC service region.  As Maye Diop asked the question 
nicely, I would give some more thought to her advice.

>It is, literally, an opportunity for people to discuss and learn 
>about the policy process (education), find out about how to go about 
>writing a policy proposal (education), solicit early feedback on an 
>idea and whether or not that idea is worthy of a policy proposal 
>(community), refine an idea into a policy proposal (support for new 
>authors), etc.


What if someone asks why a proposal submitted over a year ago and 
ratified nearly a year ago is still awaiting implementation?

>Have you ever attended an ARIN OPH? I do not think your expectations 
>about what it is

No.  BTW, my comments were not about the ARIN OPH.


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