I hope you and all other attendees are having a great time at the APNIC meeting; I'm sorry I can't be there.
My natural inclination is to leave reasonable checks and balances in any governance process unless those checks are unduly delaying or burdening that process.
I would argue that the existing AMM consensus check neither delays nor burdens the policy process or members time appreciably, at least not under the current conditions of small numbers of relatively simple proposals; I therefore do not see a need to remove (or make optional) that check at this time.
And should conditions change, such as more controversial proposals arising in the future, we may have cause to be grateful to have left the check as it is, to assist in the management of those situations.
My feeling is therefore that since the AMM consensus imposes negligible burden now, and may be beneficial in more complicated scenarios, I believe it is worth keeping for the time being.
With best regards,
On 15/08/2013 7:28 PM, Dean Pemberton wrote: