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[rpd] Last Call Announcement - IPv4 Soft Landing - bis (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07)

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at
Fri Dec 15 14:28:08 UTC 2017

Possibly - though I would ask when reporting to the board on policies that did not pass consensus commenced.

Or is this something new and the way things are done is being changed?  Have the board asked for these reports irrespective of consensus or lack there of? Would be great to hear if they have - because it’s the first step towards acknowledging ultimate responsibility for the PDP


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From: Nishal Goburdhan <nishal at>
Sent: Friday, December 15, 2017 4:53:10 AM
To: AfriNIC Resource Policy Discussion List
Subject: Re: [rpd] Last Call Announcement - IPv4 Soft Landing - bis (AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT07)

On 15 Dec 2017, at 0:24, Andrew Alston wrote:

> Correct Owen - the only time the board gets a report is to state that
> a policy has passed last call and consensus has been reached and they
> should ratify.

is there something in the PDP that specifically prevents the co-chairs
from sending a report to the board if there is no consensus?
according to<> one of the
duties of the co-chairs is:
“* Sending a report of the outcomes of policy discussions at public
policy meetings to the Board of Directors.”

i read that as :
* this is what was discussed
* this is the outcome (whichever way it goes)

so, i don’t agree with the implication in this thread, that there is a
pre-determined outcome. all sami’s mail said was: “.. the
Co-chairs will send the report to the board”. which i find to be
appropriate. i’m willing to bet, that the co-chairs fully intend to
write a short report, whichever way their determination of consensus
goes (ie. either yay or nay to the proposal), and *that* is what sami


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