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[AFRINIC-rpd] Latest version of the policy AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03

Alan Barrett apb at
Mon Jun 24 19:03:54 UTC 2013

On Mon, 24 Jun 2013, Andrew Alston wrote:
> I do have a question to the PDWG chair's (or even the ex chairs) 
> about this situation though.  [...]
> If the Face to Face meeting is evaluated in conjunction with 
> the last call voices on the list, am I to conclude that these 
> are evaluated together, and as such, 5 objections on the 
> list + 5 objections on the floor, even if totalled together 
> = 10 objections, against 60+ votes in favour, we still have 
> consensus?

As an ex-chair, I don't think that counting votes should be 
definitive.  One serious objection can outweight many "me too" 
voices in favour, and vice versa.  The chairs should be looking 
at the arguments more than at the number of people, but both are 

> Or is there segregation between the last call and the on the 
> floor vote?  If there is, can I please understand how this is 
> reconciled with the above extract on the process?

I think the chairs can consider everything.  The end result should 
reflect the will of the community as a whole.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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