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[rpd] Summary of Policy Proposal Publication of Information AFPUB-2021-GEN-001-DRAFT02
vincent at ngundi.me.ke
Wed Dec 8 15:22:30 UTC 2021
The summary of the elements that led to the PDWG Chairs decision for
the policy proposal Publication of Information
AFPUB-2021-GEN-001-DRAFT02 that was discussed during the AFRINIC-34
Public Policy Meeting is as follows :-
Pending concern. Forcing members to come forward with their business
when AFRINIC is just there to manage resources and not act with
authority is not promoting openness and transparency within the
Pending concern. The whole proposal is confusing, as well as the
goal of the proposal. What are the goals this proposal wants to achieve?
Why is there a need to publish all this information?
What will the community benefit from it?
If AFRINIC wants to promote openness, there are multiple ways. and
safeguards that must be ensured without compromising the data
security of its members
Pending concern. Let us not go and propose a policy at the very
first round.It’s better to discuss first then we see if we propose a
policy, If we agree that there is a room for policy then we can work
around that. Maybe it’s not a policy but rather a recommendation to
staff or the board.If we try to sort everything by using the policy
channel it is not correct, we lose time.
Pending concern.It isn't clear to me whether this policy has
retrospective application, will the disclosures be only in respect
of an application for resources after the introduction or will it be
a case for all members already done and are affected? I believe a
retrospective will raise serious questions? … and valid objections
but forward operations.
Pending concern. Concerns about the legality of implementing the
The decision of PDWG Co-chairs is that no rough consensus has been
reached due to the number of valid concerns not yet addressed during the
online session and from the mailing list. The draft policy proposal,
therefore, goes back to the RPD mailing list for further discussion.
Vincent Ngundi & Darwin Da Costa
AFRINIC PDWG CO-CHAIRS
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