Dear SIG members
The proposal "prop-134-v001: PDP Update" has been sent to the Policy SIG for review.
(This is a new version of "prop-126" proposal abandoned after APNIC 48 as it did not reach consensus at APNIC 46, APNIC 47, and APNIC 48.)
It will be presented during the Open Policy Meeting at APNIC 49 in Melbourne, Australia on Thursday, 20 February 2020.
We invite you to review and comment on the proposal on the mailing list before the meeting.
The comment period on the mailing list before an APNIC meeting is an important part of the policy development process. We encourage you to express your views on the proposal:
Information about this proposal is available at:
Sumon, Bertrand, Ching-Heng
APNIC Policy SIG Chairs
prop-134-v001: PDP Update
Proposer: Jordi Palet Martínez
The actual PDP doesn’t support the usage of electronic means to “measure” the consensus.
However, “Confer” is being used. This should be clarified, or otherwise the process is not fair (remote participants don’t know about it reading the PDP) and can be considered a violation of the PDP itself.
The PDP also don’t have a formal process to withdraw a proposal, and doesn’t force the authors to keep editing it according the community inputs, or otherwise, allow the SIG chairs to declared it as expired.
Finally, as editorial change, the _expression_ “rough consensus” (RFC7282) is used instead of “general agreement”, so it is consistent with the actual practice.
To resolve the issues above indicated.
The PDP is different in the different RIRs.
Step 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 Member 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 it.
Step 2: Consensus Determination
Consensus is defined as “rough consensus” as observed by the Chairs.
Consensus is determined first considering the SIG mailing list, other electronic means, and the SIG session, and afterwards at the Member Meeting.
If there is no consensus on a proposal, the authors can decide to withdraw it.
Otherwise, the proposal will expire in six months, unless a new version is provided, restarting the discussions with the community.
Fulfilling the objectives above indicated and making sure that there is no formal discrimination with community members that aren’t able to travel so they know that they can participate via the Confer or other systems developed by the secretariat.
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