Search RPD Archives
[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Accountability assessment - PDP review?
amelnaud at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 11:06:52 UTC 2016
+1 @Omo and @Badru
Le 25 oct. 2016 07:07, "Omo Oaiya" <Omo.Oaiya at wacren.net> a écrit :
> Dear Community,
> I am not suggesting there is a problem with the PDP per se or criticising
> the co-chairs, past or present, but recent discussions on accountability
> and co-authoring a policy proposal has resulted in my taking a closer look
> at the PDP and its requirements.
> The current PDP (http://www.afrinic.net/en/community/policy-development/
> service-region-afpub-2010-gen-005) adopted in 2010 specified improvements
> from its predecessor.
> It lists fixing the following issues amongst others as incentive:
> 1. the case of PDP moderators inability to attend public policy
> 2. the lack of appeal mechanisms against moderators actions
> 3. issues fixed on mailing list being reopened at face to face
> meetings weakening the decision making process.
> 4. consensus building process leading to scenario where opinions
> expressed at face to face have more weight that the ones expressed on
> mailing list
> While the new PDP succeeded in addressing #1 and #2, it has not addressed
> #3 and #4.
> The current PDP introduced the PDWG with co-chairs to perform the
> "administrative functions” of the group.
> - It did not describe what these administrative functions were.
> - It did not prescribe criteria for co-chairs selection or an election
> - It also did not describe the process for determining “rough consensus”.
> As a result, we have seen:
> - co-chairs candidates who could be more familiar with PDP and Internet
> Number Resource management.
> - insufficient moderation of policy proposal discussions on the mailing
> list and at face to face meetings leading to endless repetitive discussions
> - inability of co-chairs to determine consensus encouraging abuse of the
> process with some people persistently opposing proposals and stalling
> progress with insubstantial arguments causing unnecessary delay and
> The policy discussions at AFRINIC-24 is a perfect illustration. Another
> easy example is that since AFRINIC-24, there has been little discussion on
> proposals which were sent back on mailing list for further discussions as
> per meeting minutes (http://www.afrinic.net/en/
> library/policies/archive/ppm-minutes/1847-afrinic-24-pdwgpdp-minutes) and
> no action from the working group co-chairs.
> **Some questions for the community and co-chairs**
> - How do we fix issues #3 and #4?
> - Will the proposals returned to the list be presented in AFRINIC-25? if
> yes, what will be the discussion points be and for which expected outcomes?
> Community-Discuss mailing list
> Community-Discuss at afrinic.net
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the RPD