[sig-policy]Final call for comments: [prop-001-v001] - A revised proposa

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      APNIC welcomes comments, questions, and suggestions on the following policy
      Final call for comments: [prop-001-v001]
      "A revised proposal for an amended APNIC open policy process"
      This is the final call for comments on policy proposal [prop-001-v001] "A
      revised proposal for an amended APNIC open policy process".
      This proposal was presented at APNIC 16 and the following consensus was
         "The SIG accepted by consensus the proposed policy process,
          which requires the text proposal to be sent to the mailing
          list one month before the meeting, an eight week comment
          period on the mailing list after the meeting, and final
          endorsement from EC."
      This proposal is now submitted to the sig-policy mailing list for an
      eight week discussion period. At the end of that period, if consensus
      appears to have been achieved, the Chair of the Address Policy SIG will
      ask the Executive Council to endorse the proposal for implementation.
      *   Send all comments and questions to:   <sig-policy at apnic dot net>
      *   Deadline for comments:                  20 November 2003
      Proposal details
      For any policy proposal requiring consensus decisions of the APNIC
      Membership, the following procedure is proposed:
      1. Discussion before the OPM
      A formal proposal paper must be submitted to the SIG mailing list and to
      the SIG Chair 4 weeks before the start of the OPM.
      The proposal must be in writing and in text which clearly expresses the
      proposal, with explicit mention of any changes being proposed to existing
      policies and the reasons for those changes.
      It is suggested to use a format for the proposal that includes an
      introduction, a summary of the current problem, the proposal, and
      advantages and disadvantages of adopting the proposed policy. It is useful
      to also review the comparable policy situation in the other RIR regions
      (if applicable) and include a section entitled 'how it will affect APNIC
      If the above deadline is not met, proposals may still be submitted and
      presented for discussion at the meeting; however, no decision may be made
      by the meeting regarding the proposal.  The proposal will need to be
      resubmitted in time for the following meeting if the author wishes to
      pursue the proposal.
      2. Consensus at the OPM
      Consensus is defined as 'general agreement' as observed by the chair of
      the meeting. 
      Consensus must be reached first at the SIG session and afterwards at the
      Members Meeting for the process to continue. If there is no consensus on a
      proposal at either of these forums, the SIG (either on the mailing list or
      at a future OPM) will discuss whether to amend the proposal or to withdraw
      3. Discussion after the OPM
      Proposals that have reached consensus at the OPM will be circulated on the
      appropriate SIG mailing list for a period of 8 weeks. This is known as the
      'comment period'.  
      4. Confirming consensus
      Consensus is assumed to continue unless there are substantial objections
      raised during the 'comment period'. When the 'comment period' has expired,
      the appropriate SIG chair (and co-chairs) will decide whether the
      discussions on the mailing list represent continued consensus.
      If the chair (and co-chairs) observe that there are no 'substantial
      objections' to the proposed policy, consensus is confirmed and the process
      continues as outlined in section 4.5 below.
      If it is observed that there have been 'substantial objections' raised to
      the proposed policy, consensus is not confirmed and the proposal will not
      be implemented. 
      The SIG will then discuss (either on the mailing list or in the SIG)
      whether to pursue the proposal or withdraw it.
      5. Endorsement from the EC
      The EC, in their capacity as representatives of the membership, will be
      asked to endorse the consensus proposals arising from the OPM and the SIG
      mailing lists for implementation at the next EC meeting. In reviewing the
      proposals for implementation, the EC may refer proposals back to the SIG
      for further discussion with clearly stated reasons.
      As per the APNIC By-laws, the EC may, at its discretion, refer the
      endorsement to a formal vote of adoption by the APNIC members.
      Proposal details including full text of proposal, presentations, links
      to relevant meeting minutes, and links to mailing list discussions are
      available at:
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