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[rpd] Afrinic policy proposal—Afrinic Service guild lines

Alan Barrett apb at
Sun Nov 23 14:28:35 UTC 2014

On Sun, 23 Nov 2014, Lu Heng wrote:
> I have confirmed it with almost every RIR staff, none RIR board 
> should be involved in member's allocation decision, however, 
> following sentence is what we receive directly in our ticket 
> with Afrinic:
> "In response to your follow-up call yesterday - your request is 
> still pending board decision. We shall advise you of the same as 
> soon as received."

I don't know what's happening there.  It seems to me that 
reviewing alocation decisions is not something that the Board 
would normally do, and I don't see anything in the policy 
development process, or in the relevant policies, that give the 
Board such a role.  However, the bylaws do give the Board quite 
broad powers, which might include review of staff decisions (but I 
haven't checked for particular clauses that might be relevant to 
this situation).

> And for the second part, you simply misunderstand what I said, 
> of course we will provide(and we did, our allocation request has 
> been pending for 10 months now!) document for Afrinic to review.
> I am simply saying what we do and how we use our resource is not 
> people in this mailing's business(as people ware asking here 
> what we do in this mailing list). We have no obligation as well 
> as no reason to answer such question in a public mailing list.

Yes, I misunderstood.  If you provide the information to Afrinic 
staff (under NDA if appropriate), then that is enough.  There is 
no requirement for you to provide the information in public.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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