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Sun Feb 21 10:08:37 UTC 2021
Hope you are safe and well!
Le vendredi 19 février 2021, Eddy Kayihura <eddy at afrinic.net> a écrit :
> Dear Colleagues,
Thanks for your email, brother.
> We are following the discussions on the RPD mailing list with the utmost
> attention and appreciate your efforts to find a solution for selecting
> working group co-chairs.
...your attention is much appreciated.
> We have seen some community recommendations that AFRINIC, in its role as
> secretariat to the Policy Development Working Group (PDWG), facilitates
> ongoing discussions by summarising all the options on the table. We are
> happy to take on this task.
Thanks for the commitment.
...to be sync-ed with the PDWG's ongoing discussions
on the topic, please start by reading this abstract ...
•Action1| seeking consensus on the arbiter of the *selection*
process (Handled by: Sunday) [*1];
•Action2| seeking consensus on a need to define
what is the model of *selection* to use (Handled
by: Sunday, but Jordi should take the task) [*2];
•Action3| seeking consensus on the *selection*
criteria to be used (Handled by: Noah) [*3];
•Action4| seeking consensus on needed deadlines [*4]
•Action5| ...another necessary voluntary effort? [*5]
[*4]: ...a new suggested action which is still in standby;
waiting for a volunteer to freely handle it. Again: any taker ?
[*5]: ...anyone is free to complete if something
seems to be missing.
> As it currently stands, we have seen two proposed options on the list:
...not sure to understand the methodology used :-/
Please, can you explain it to us?
> Option 1: Co-chair election by the PDWG via an online election
> Option 2: Co-Chair selection by the PDWG via consensus
...in action2|  we are discussing around four (04)
choices   about the method of *selection* :
See the first  version:
•1| a selection based on an election (online) as usual;
•2| a selection through rough consensus;
•3| a selection based on ranking voting;
•4| a selection inside a group of selectees based on criteria;
•5| any other possibility?
...an adjusted version :
• [A] a selection through rough consensus [...] After prospects do
• [B] a selection based on ranking voting [...] if more than 2 volunteers,
• [C] a selection based on an election (online) as usual [...] if more
than 2 candidates and discussions stalemate;
• [D] a selection inside a group of selectees based on criteria ([...]);
• [E] any other possibility?
> We would like to invite our community members to suggest any other
> proposed options that they consider to be a potential way forward on the
> list by Monday, 22 February 2021 (20h00 UTC).
> The AFRINIC team will then publish a comprehensive list of the proposed
> options on Wednesday, 24 February 2021.
> The AFRINIC team will then share a staff assessment and impact analysis
> for implementing each option on Friday, 26 February 2021.
Eddy...please, brother, what is the purpose of this deadline?
...since the Staff is acting only as a Secretariat,
please you should do only what you *MUST*
For instance, if you think that your work can't
been done without clear deadlines [*4]; then please
ask the PDWG to provide them to you...simply IMHO!
> We believe that this will aid the PDWG in making its decision on the best
> way forward.
> . To aid us in capturing your proposed options precisely, we ask you the
> - We encourage you to be concise when raising your proposed option.
> - We are not seeking support or comments on proposed options at this
> point, just a collection of all the different proposed options.
> I hope this approach could help us come together as a community and agree
> on the best way forward for this core component of our bottom-up,
> all-inclusive process that AFRINIC and its PDP have been founded upon.
...please see above, to capture my take on it.
...the PDWG decides, the Secretariat executes.
Thanks & Blessed sunday!
> Kind Regards,
> Eddy Kayihura,
> Chief Executive Officer,
> African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC)
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