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Mirjam Kühne

2021-10-28 14:15:45 CET

Dear colleagues,

The RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) was last updated in 2018. With
experience from the first appeal and some other suggested improvements
to the process, we felt it was time to work on a new version.

The draft version can be found here:
https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-documents/other-documents/policy-development-process-in-ripe

Please send any feedback, questions or suggestions to this list. We will
also reserve some time during the RIPE 83 Community Plenary for this
topic. We will then issue a last call for consensus after RIPE 83.

Here is a list of the most significant changes:

- We shortened the introduction to clarify that this document deals with
policy only.

- We added a section prior to going into details about the formal process:
It strongly suggests that an idea for a new policy or a change in policy
is first discussed on the relevant mailing list before it enters the
formal PDP. This can potentially save the proposer and the community a
lot of time and can lead to a better result in the end.

- We clarified that the relevant WG chairs need to summarize the state
of the discussion after each phase. This will make clear what the state
of the discussion is and if community members are required to restate
their position.

- We clarified the appeals process, especially who should recuse
themselves, and we added clear deadlines and responsibilities.

- We added a section 5. that describes how the PDP is changed (by
community consensus).

- In the Policy Proposal Template in Appendix B we added a point 11.a.:
Motivation for the proposal.

- We made a number of editorial changes in places where it was not clear
who is tasked to do what on which list (e.g. the WG chairs or the RIPE
NCC Policy Officer).

For reference, here is the current version of the PDP:
https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-710

Kind regards,
Mirjam & Niall
RIPE Chair Team



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Jordi Palet Martinez

2021-11-25 10:34:05 CET

Hi Mirjam, all,

Firstly, I can't agree with how this update to the PDP is being managed. The PDP is updated by the PDP as a policy proposal and it should follow exactly the same process. Is not only because this is the way the other RIRs do, but because we already did that not long time ago: https://www.ripe.net/participate/policies/proposals/2018-04

We can't approve a PDP change not following the PDP process, otherwise, we set a terrible precedent of an exception with will be an illegal act against our own laws (understanding the PDP as our law) and highly discriminatory (neither RIPE chairs or WG chairs must be or have a different treatment vs the rest of the community).

In addition to that, here are my observations:

1) We discussed this already a few times in the past. It is abnormal that the PDP is considered as a RIPE Chair "authored" document. Again, it is discriminatory and no sense. It is just one more document in our policy set, actually the one on top of all them, and all them belong to the community and are authored by the community.

2) Actually, related to that, there is something that I've already discussed with Hans Petter (when he was RIPE Chair), Marco (when he was the PDO) and other folks several times, but this is the opportunity to take an action, if we decide to update the PDP. Policies *are community documents*, they should not have the authors names. Authors work on that to voluntarily support the community. I understand that during the discussion the name is visible in the web pages for the policy proposal and then in the archives, etc., but they must not be part of the final policy text, unless we want to do like in IETF, where we have an ack section, to recognize all the discussion participants, not just the authors. So consequently, we should have some clear text about that in the PDP update,  and we must remove all those mentions in the actual documents (option 1). Otherwise, all the document should include the authors (option 2). Because it is discriminatory that a few documents have author names and not all them. Note that my personal preference is option 1.

3) I strongly disagree that we should have this text "This document deals solely with policy. Everything else, such as RIPE NCC business practices, procedures and operations is out of scope.". The first sentence is wrong, as the PDP, as demonstrated previously, also deals with PDP changes. The PDP is the only way the community has to deal with documents and reach consensus on them before being published. There are documents which aren't policy but also follow the PDP. The second part is a big mistake. The only way the community has to influence how the NCC implements policies, if something goes wrong, is the policy making process. Otherwise, the membership (which is a small fraction of the community) decides to ignore the community (ignoring policies), we are just lost. Yes, there is a similar text in the actual PDP, but it is just wrong, we should work to remove it.

4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't show that. There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and suggestions in a formal PDP text.

5) I strongly disagree with the removal of the text that clarify what are "policies". We agreed long time ago that we should work on BCPs, guidelines, etc. If we remove that then those documents lose their umbrella. I will agree to reword it, but not removing it.

6) There is another big chunk of text that has been removed, and it is about the open/bottom-up transparent process. I understand that it has been reworded, but there are some keyworks that are now missing which are key.

7) "After preliminary discussion of the idea", is broken. Because it is not mandatory to have a preliminary "idea". We have discussed this already many times. There is no need for a discussion before a formal proposal, neither the chairs have any discriminatory authority to reject a proposal, if it is in the scope of the WG. And in case it is not in scope of any WG, must come to the plenary (difficult to be in that case, but it must be clear).

8) Across the text you use "proposer" as this was the wording in the original PDP. I suggest that we have a foot note or similar alternative way to indicate the first time the term is used that the proposer is one or a set of authors, just for clarity. Not everybody is used to the PDP and if they read it, they should be able to quickly understand that author(s) and proposer(s) is the same.

9) Regarding "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem statement and the intended result", is not good, because sometime we need policies to improve and existing one, the problem statement then is not so obvious for all (not the same "degree" of understanding the need for a solution), or we need to clarify text because the wording can be misinterpreted. I will instead use something like "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem statement, opportunity for improvement, or required clarification and the intended result".

10) I think we should take the opportunity to define the discussion and review time as a fixed one, not something like "at least four weeks". If the community believe that a proposal needs more discussion, it can be discussed later among authors/chairs/community, but the initial discussion phase should be the same for all the proposals and not (again), create "up-front" discriminations.

11) I think we are missing (even in the actual PDP) that a policy may be "abandoned" when authors become irresponsible (they don't react to the requests for a new version, etc.). In some other languages, withdrawn and abandoned is not the same, and consequently many folks, non-native English, may have difficulties to differentiate it.

12) I don't agree that the co-chairs are the only responsible of withdrawing a proposal, it shall be done with the agreement of the authors. Chairs may perceive that a new version can't make progress, and of course they may be wrong. Also, if this is not accepted, authors can just send a new proposal with the new version (and this can't be avoided), and chairs are there only to manage the discussion and help the community to determine consensus, but nothing else.

13)  We had a long discussion about the appeals process and now it seems that we have forgot about most of it. I strongly oppose to this, also because you have clearly discriminated me, according to the actual PDP and you haven't proceeded with my appeals proposal. Where in the actual PDP say that you can just ignore a proposal ???? I radically disagree that the appeal is handled by the WGCC. The community must decide about how to handle that with an independent set of people. Our first appeal demonstrated that: some WG chairs that have disagreed with the proposal under appeal were taking part on the WGCC discussion. How come that can be considered neutral and transparent?

14) Section 5 shows to me at least, a big theater, really ugly. How come, we can use something different to change the PDP? How come we can *already* use that procedure to amend the PDP *before* it has been approved? How come, the community can appeal then the RIPE Chair(s) decision? No way!


Regards,
Jordi
@jordipalet



El 28/10/21 14:16, "ripe-list en nombre de Mirjam Kuehne" <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de mir _at_ zu-hause _dot_ nl> escribió:

    Dear colleagues,

    The RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) was last updated in 2018. With
    experience from the first appeal and some other suggested improvements
    to the process, we felt it was time to work on a new version.

    The draft version can be found here:
    https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-documents/other-documents/policy-development-process-in-ripe

    Please send any feedback, questions or suggestions to this list. We will
    also reserve some time during the RIPE 83 Community Plenary for this
    topic. We will then issue a last call for consensus after RIPE 83.

    Here is a list of the most significant changes:

    - We shortened the introduction to clarify that this document deals with
    policy only.

    - We added a section prior to going into details about the formal process:
    It strongly suggests that an idea for a new policy or a change in policy
    is first discussed on the relevant mailing list before it enters the
    formal PDP. This can potentially save the proposer and the community a
    lot of time and can lead to a better result in the end.

    - We clarified that the relevant WG chairs need to summarize the state
    of the discussion after each phase. This will make clear what the state
    of the discussion is and if community members are required to restate
    their position.

    - We clarified the appeals process, especially who should recuse
    themselves, and we added clear deadlines and responsibilities.

    - We added a section 5. that describes how the PDP is changed (by
    community consensus).

    - In the Policy Proposal Template in Appendix B we added a point 11.a.:
    Motivation for the proposal.

    - We made a number of editorial changes in places where it was not clear
    who is tasked to do what on which list (e.g. the WG chairs or the RIPE
    NCC Policy Officer).

    For reference, here is the current version of the PDP:
    https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-710

    Kind regards,
    Mirjam & Niall
    RIPE Chair Team






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Sander Steffann

2021-11-25 13:17:18 CET

Jordi,

> 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't show that.

No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support it.

> There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and suggestions in a formal PDP text.

Yes we can, we are not writing law.

Cheers,
Sander


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Jordi Palet Martinez

2021-11-25 13:30:33 CET

Hi Sander,

Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.

Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible subjective interpretations.
 

El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:

    Jordi,

    > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't show that.

    No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support it.

    > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and suggestions in a formal PDP text.

    Yes we can, we are not writing law.

    Cheers,
    Sander


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Cynthia Revström

2021-11-25 13:36:18 CET

Hi Jordi,

> neither RIPE chairs or WG chairs must be or have a different treatment vs
the rest of the community

I think it is pretty well known that this is false, the RIPE chair is
treated differently as they chair the meetings and as far I know the RIPE
chair can also invite someone to RIPE meetings/remove their ticket cost.
(not entirely certain on the last part, sorry if I got it wrong)

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:34 AM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:

> Hi Mirjam, all,
>
> Firstly, I can't agree with how this update to the PDP is being managed.
> The PDP is updated by the PDP as a policy proposal and it should follow
> exactly the same process. Is not only because this is the way the other
> RIRs do, but because we already did that not long time ago:
> https://www.ripe.net/participate/policies/proposals/2018-04
>
> We can't approve a PDP change not following the PDP process, otherwise, we
> set a terrible precedent of an exception with will be an illegal act
> against our own laws (understanding the PDP as our law) and highly
> discriminatory (neither RIPE chairs or WG chairs must be or have a
> different treatment vs the rest of the community).
>
> In addition to that, here are my observations:
>
> 1) We discussed this already a few times in the past. It is abnormal that
> the PDP is considered as a RIPE Chair "authored" document. Again, it is
> discriminatory and no sense. It is just one more document in our policy
> set, actually the one on top of all them, and all them belong to the
> community and are authored by the community.
>
> 2) Actually, related to that, there is something that I've already
> discussed with Hans Petter (when he was RIPE Chair), Marco (when he was the
> PDO) and other folks several times, but this is the opportunity to take an
> action, if we decide to update the PDP. Policies *are community documents*,
> they should not have the authors names. Authors work on that to voluntarily
> support the community. I understand that during the discussion the name is
> visible in the web pages for the policy proposal and then in the archives,
> etc., but they must not be part of the final policy text, unless we want to
> do like in IETF, where we have an ack section, to recognize all the
> discussion participants, not just the authors. So consequently, we should
> have some clear text about that in the PDP update,  and we must remove all
> those mentions in the actual documents (option 1). Otherwise, all the
> document should include the authors (option 2). Because it is
> discriminatory that a few documents have author names and not all them.
> Note that my personal preference is option 1.
>
> 3) I strongly disagree that we should have this text "This document deals
> solely with policy. Everything else, such as RIPE NCC business practices,
> procedures and operations is out of scope.". The first sentence is wrong,
> as the PDP, as demonstrated previously, also deals with PDP changes. The
> PDP is the only way the community has to deal with documents and reach
> consensus on them before being published. There are documents which aren't
> policy but also follow the PDP. The second part is a big mistake. The only
> way the community has to influence how the NCC implements policies, if
> something goes wrong, is the policy making process. Otherwise, the
> membership (which is a small fraction of the community) decides to ignore
> the community (ignoring policies), we are just lost. Yes, there is a
> similar text in the actual PDP, but it is just wrong, we should work to
> remove it.
>
> 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't
> show that. There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
> 5) I strongly disagree with the removal of the text that clarify what are
> "policies". We agreed long time ago that we should work on BCPs,
> guidelines, etc. If we remove that then those documents lose their
> umbrella. I will agree to reword it, but not removing it.
>
> 6) There is another big chunk of text that has been removed, and it is
> about the open/bottom-up transparent process. I understand that it has been
> reworded, but there are some keyworks that are now missing which are key.
>
> 7) "After preliminary discussion of the idea", is broken. Because it is
> not mandatory to have a preliminary "idea". We have discussed this already
> many times. There is no need for a discussion before a formal proposal,
> neither the chairs have any discriminatory authority to reject a proposal,
> if it is in the scope of the WG. And in case it is not in scope of any WG,
> must come to the plenary (difficult to be in that case, but it must be
> clear).
>
> 8) Across the text you use "proposer" as this was the wording in the
> original PDP. I suggest that we have a foot note or similar alternative way
> to indicate the first time the term is used that the proposer is one or a
> set of authors, just for clarity. Not everybody is used to the PDP and if
> they read it, they should be able to quickly understand that author(s) and
> proposer(s) is the same.
>
> 9) Regarding "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem statement and
> the intended result", is not good, because sometime we need policies to
> improve and existing one, the problem statement then is not so obvious for
> all (not the same "degree" of understanding the need for a solution), or we
> need to clarify text because the wording can be misinterpreted. I will
> instead use something like "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem
> statement, opportunity for improvement, or required clarification and the
> intended result".
>
> 10) I think we should take the opportunity to define the discussion and
> review time as a fixed one, not something like "at least four weeks". If
> the community believe that a proposal needs more discussion, it can be
> discussed later among authors/chairs/community, but the initial discussion
> phase should be the same for all the proposals and not (again), create
> "up-front" discriminations.
>
> 11) I think we are missing (even in the actual PDP) that a policy may be
> "abandoned" when authors become irresponsible (they don't react to the
> requests for a new version, etc.). In some other languages, withdrawn and
> abandoned is not the same, and consequently many folks, non-native English,
> may have difficulties to differentiate it.
>
> 12) I don't agree that the co-chairs are the only responsible of
> withdrawing a proposal, it shall be done with the agreement of the authors.
> Chairs may perceive that a new version can't make progress, and of course
> they may be wrong. Also, if this is not accepted, authors can just send a
> new proposal with the new version (and this can't be avoided), and chairs
> are there only to manage the discussion and help the community to determine
> consensus, but nothing else.
>
> 13)  We had a long discussion about the appeals process and now it seems
> that we have forgot about most of it. I strongly oppose to this, also
> because you have clearly discriminated me, according to the actual PDP and
> you haven't proceeded with my appeals proposal. Where in the actual PDP say
> that you can just ignore a proposal ???? I radically disagree that the
> appeal is handled by the WGCC. The community must decide about how to
> handle that with an independent set of people. Our first appeal
> demonstrated that: some WG chairs that have disagreed with the proposal
> under appeal were taking part on the WGCC discussion. How come that can be
> considered neutral and transparent?
>
> 14) Section 5 shows to me at least, a big theater, really ugly. How come,
> we can use something different to change the PDP? How come we can *already*
> use that procedure to amend the PDP *before* it has been approved? How
> come, the community can appeal then the RIPE Chair(s) decision? No way!
>
>
> Regards,
> Jordi
> @jordipalet
>
>
>
> El 28/10/21 14:16, "ripe-list en nombre de Mirjam Kuehne" <
> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de mir _at_ zu-hause _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>     Dear colleagues,
>
>     The RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) was last updated in 2018.
> With
>     experience from the first appeal and some other suggested improvements
>     to the process, we felt it was time to work on a new version.
>
>     The draft version can be found here:
>
> https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-documents/other-documents/policy-development-process-in-ripe
>
>     Please send any feedback, questions or suggestions to this list. We
> will
>     also reserve some time during the RIPE 83 Community Plenary for this
>     topic. We will then issue a last call for consensus after RIPE 83.
>
>     Here is a list of the most significant changes:
>
>     - We shortened the introduction to clarify that this document deals
> with
>     policy only.
>
>     - We added a section prior to going into details about the formal
> process:
>     It strongly suggests that an idea for a new policy or a change in
> policy
>     is first discussed on the relevant mailing list before it enters the
>     formal PDP. This can potentially save the proposer and the community a
>     lot of time and can lead to a better result in the end.
>
>     - We clarified that the relevant WG chairs need to summarize the state
>     of the discussion after each phase. This will make clear what the state
>     of the discussion is and if community members are required to restate
>     their position.
>
>     - We clarified the appeals process, especially who should recuse
>     themselves, and we added clear deadlines and responsibilities.
>
>     - We added a section 5. that describes how the PDP is changed (by
>     community consensus).
>
>     - In the Policy Proposal Template in Appendix B we added a point 11.a.:
>     Motivation for the proposal.
>
>     - We made a number of editorial changes in places where it was not
> clear
>     who is tasked to do what on which list (e.g. the WG chairs or the RIPE
>     NCC Policy Officer).
>
>     For reference, here is the current version of the PDP:
>     https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-710
>
>     Kind regards,
>     Mirjam & Niall
>     RIPE Chair Team
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Gert Doering

2021-11-25 13:36:59 CET

Hi,

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 01:30:33PM +0100, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list wrote:
> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.

Many proposals had a previous discussion either on a RIPE meeting, on
the list, or in some hallways - and a somewhat shared understand on the
problem the proposal tried to solve.

Turning your argument around: most proposals that did *not* reach consensus
in the last years were the "send a draft first, then try to figure out 
if there is agreement on the problem statement, nobody agreed that there
is an actual problem, lots of effort wasted on process".

We're not IETF - we talk first, write documents later.

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Cynthia Revström

2021-11-25 13:39:01 CET

But this is not law, it is a procedural document, and procedural documents
can include suggestions even if national laws often don't.

The argument that it can't contain suggestions just because normal national
laws often don't, is extremely silly.

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:

> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Saludos,
>
> Jordi
>
> @jordipalet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:34, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>
>
>
> Yes but this is NOT law as Sander said, we are not writing a law here.
>
> This is a procedural document in a community, not a law.
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
> Hi Sander,
>
> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not
> got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.
>
> Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible
> subjective interpretations.
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <
> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>     Jordi,
>
>     > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience
> doesn't show that.
>
>     No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy
> proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably
> one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support
> it.
>
>     > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
>     Yes we can, we are not writing law.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Sander
>
>
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2021-11-25 13:41:16 CET

> Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible subjective interpretations.

You are seeing laws where there are none… This is a community, not a government


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Cynthia Revström

2021-11-25 13:41:22 CET

But they do have more influence than others, and as far I know, that is
entirely intended.

As an example, they have the responsibility of making sure that task forces
are created when needed, you can not just do that as a normal community
participant.

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:39 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:

> Chairing a meeting is not giving them different attributions in terms of
> policy development. We need someone to coordinate and steer the work, but
> not to actually decide or have more influence than other community
> participants.
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:36, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>
>
>
> Hi Jordi,
>
>
>
> > neither RIPE chairs or WG chairs must be or have a different treatment
> vs the rest of the community
>
> I think it is pretty well known that this is false, the RIPE chair is
> treated differently as they chair the meetings and as far I know the RIPE
> chair can also invite someone to RIPE meetings/remove their ticket cost.
> (not entirely certain on the last part, sorry if I got it wrong)
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 10:34 AM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
> Hi Mirjam, all,
>
> Firstly, I can't agree with how this update to the PDP is being managed.
> The PDP is updated by the PDP as a policy proposal and it should follow
> exactly the same process. Is not only because this is the way the other
> RIRs do, but because we already did that not long time ago:
> https://www.ripe.net/participate/policies/proposals/2018-04
>
> We can't approve a PDP change not following the PDP process, otherwise, we
> set a terrible precedent of an exception with will be an illegal act
> against our own laws (understanding the PDP as our law) and highly
> discriminatory (neither RIPE chairs or WG chairs must be or have a
> different treatment vs the rest of the community).
>
> In addition to that, here are my observations:
>
> 1) We discussed this already a few times in the past. It is abnormal that
> the PDP is considered as a RIPE Chair "authored" document. Again, it is
> discriminatory and no sense. It is just one more document in our policy
> set, actually the one on top of all them, and all them belong to the
> community and are authored by the community.
>
> 2) Actually, related to that, there is something that I've already
> discussed with Hans Petter (when he was RIPE Chair), Marco (when he was the
> PDO) and other folks several times, but this is the opportunity to take an
> action, if we decide to update the PDP. Policies *are community documents*,
> they should not have the authors names. Authors work on that to voluntarily
> support the community. I understand that during the discussion the name is
> visible in the web pages for the policy proposal and then in the archives,
> etc., but they must not be part of the final policy text, unless we want to
> do like in IETF, where we have an ack section, to recognize all the
> discussion participants, not just the authors. So consequently, we should
> have some clear text about that in the PDP update,  and we must remove all
> those mentions in the actual documents (option 1). Otherwise, all the
> document should include the authors (option 2). Because it is
> discriminatory that a few documents have author names and not all them.
> Note that my personal preference is option 1.
>
> 3) I strongly disagree that we should have this text "This document deals
> solely with policy. Everything else, such as RIPE NCC business practices,
> procedures and operations is out of scope.". The first sentence is wrong,
> as the PDP, as demonstrated previously, also deals with PDP changes. The
> PDP is the only way the community has to deal with documents and reach
> consensus on them before being published. There are documents which aren't
> policy but also follow the PDP. The second part is a big mistake. The only
> way the community has to influence how the NCC implements policies, if
> something goes wrong, is the policy making process. Otherwise, the
> membership (which is a small fraction of the community) decides to ignore
> the community (ignoring policies), we are just lost. Yes, there is a
> similar text in the actual PDP, but it is just wrong, we should work to
> remove it.
>
> 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't
> show that. There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
> 5) I strongly disagree with the removal of the text that clarify what are
> "policies". We agreed long time ago that we should work on BCPs,
> guidelines, etc. If we remove that then those documents lose their
> umbrella. I will agree to reword it, but not removing it.
>
> 6) There is another big chunk of text that has been removed, and it is
> about the open/bottom-up transparent process. I understand that it has been
> reworded, but there are some keyworks that are now missing which are key.
>
> 7) "After preliminary discussion of the idea", is broken. Because it is
> not mandatory to have a preliminary "idea". We have discussed this already
> many times. There is no need for a discussion before a formal proposal,
> neither the chairs have any discriminatory authority to reject a proposal,
> if it is in the scope of the WG. And in case it is not in scope of any WG,
> must come to the plenary (difficult to be in that case, but it must be
> clear).
>
> 8) Across the text you use "proposer" as this was the wording in the
> original PDP. I suggest that we have a foot note or similar alternative way
> to indicate the first time the term is used that the proposer is one or a
> set of authors, just for clarity. Not everybody is used to the PDP and if
> they read it, they should be able to quickly understand that author(s) and
> proposer(s) is the same.
>
> 9) Regarding "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem statement and
> the intended result", is not good, because sometime we need policies to
> improve and existing one, the problem statement then is not so obvious for
> all (not the same "degree" of understanding the need for a solution), or we
> need to clarify text because the wording can be misinterpreted. I will
> instead use something like "Clearly and concisely formulate the problem
> statement, opportunity for improvement, or required clarification and the
> intended result".
>
> 10) I think we should take the opportunity to define the discussion and
> review time as a fixed one, not something like "at least four weeks". If
> the community believe that a proposal needs more discussion, it can be
> discussed later among authors/chairs/community, but the initial discussion
> phase should be the same for all the proposals and not (again), create
> "up-front" discriminations.
>
> 11) I think we are missing (even in the actual PDP) that a policy may be
> "abandoned" when authors become irresponsible (they don't react to the
> requests for a new version, etc.). In some other languages, withdrawn and
> abandoned is not the same, and consequently many folks, non-native English,
> may have difficulties to differentiate it.
>
> 12) I don't agree that the co-chairs are the only responsible of
> withdrawing a proposal, it shall be done with the agreement of the authors.
> Chairs may perceive that a new version can't make progress, and of course
> they may be wrong. Also, if this is not accepted, authors can just send a
> new proposal with the new version (and this can't be avoided), and chairs
> are there only to manage the discussion and help the community to determine
> consensus, but nothing else.
>
> 13)  We had a long discussion about the appeals process and now it seems
> that we have forgot about most of it. I strongly oppose to this, also
> because you have clearly discriminated me, according to the actual PDP and
> you haven't proceeded with my appeals proposal. Where in the actual PDP say
> that you can just ignore a proposal ???? I radically disagree that the
> appeal is handled by the WGCC. The community must decide about how to
> handle that with an independent set of people. Our first appeal
> demonstrated that: some WG chairs that have disagreed with the proposal
> under appeal were taking part on the WGCC discussion. How come that can be
> considered neutral and transparent?
>
> 14) Section 5 shows to me at least, a big theater, really ugly. How come,
> we can use something different to change the PDP? How come we can *already*
> use that procedure to amend the PDP *before* it has been approved? How
> come, the community can appeal then the RIPE Chair(s) decision? No way!
>
>
> Regards,
> Jordi
> @jordipalet
>
>
>
> El 28/10/21 14:16, "ripe-list en nombre de Mirjam Kuehne" <
> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de mir _at_ zu-hause _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>     Dear colleagues,
>
>     The RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP) was last updated in 2018.
> With
>     experience from the first appeal and some other suggested improvements
>     to the process, we felt it was time to work on a new version.
>
>     The draft version can be found here:
>
> https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-documents/other-documents/policy-development-process-in-ripe
>
>     Please send any feedback, questions or suggestions to this list. We
> will
>     also reserve some time during the RIPE 83 Community Plenary for this
>     topic. We will then issue a last call for consensus after RIPE 83.
>
>     Here is a list of the most significant changes:
>
>     - We shortened the introduction to clarify that this document deals
> with
>     policy only.
>
>     - We added a section prior to going into details about the formal
> process:
>     It strongly suggests that an idea for a new policy or a change in
> policy
>     is first discussed on the relevant mailing list before it enters the
>     formal PDP. This can potentially save the proposer and the community a
>     lot of time and can lead to a better result in the end.
>
>     - We clarified that the relevant WG chairs need to summarize the state
>     of the discussion after each phase. This will make clear what the state
>     of the discussion is and if community members are required to restate
>     their position.
>
>     - We clarified the appeals process, especially who should recuse
>     themselves, and we added clear deadlines and responsibilities.
>
>     - We added a section 5. that describes how the PDP is changed (by
>     community consensus).
>
>     - In the Policy Proposal Template in Appendix B we added a point 11.a.:
>     Motivation for the proposal.
>
>     - We made a number of editorial changes in places where it was not
> clear
>     who is tasked to do what on which list (e.g. the WG chairs or the RIPE
>     NCC Policy Officer).
>
>     For reference, here is the current version of the PDP:
>     https://www.ripe.net/publications/docs/ripe-710
>
>     Kind regards,
>     Mirjam & Niall
>     RIPE Chair Team
>
>
>
>
>
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2021-11-25 13:42:56 CET

Can you please stop calling it law?
It is NOT a law!

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:41 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:

> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:39, "ripe-list en nombre de Cynthia Revström via ripe-list"
> <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> escribió:
>
>
>
> But this is not law, it is a procedural document, and procedural documents
> can include suggestions even if national laws often don't.
>
>
>
> The argument that it can't contain suggestions just because normal
> national laws often don't, is extremely silly.
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
> jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Saludos,
>
> Jordi
>
> @jordipalet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:34, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>
>
>
> Yes but this is NOT law as Sander said, we are not writing a law here.
>
> This is a procedural document in a community, not a law.
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
> Hi Sander,
>
> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not
> got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.
>
> Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible
> subjective interpretations.
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <
> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>     Jordi,
>
>     > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience
> doesn't show that.
>
>     No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy
> proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably
> one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support
> it.
>
>     > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
>     Yes we can, we are not writing law.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Sander
>
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Cynthia Revström

2021-11-25 13:43:51 CET

Or maybe I am mistaken and we actually have RIPE PDP courts and police to
enforce these laws and I have just missed them.

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:42 PM Cynthia Revström <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> wrote:

> Can you please stop calling it law?
> It is NOT a law!
>
> -Cynthia
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:41 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
> jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
>> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> El 25/11/21 13:39, "ripe-list en nombre de Cynthia Revström via
>> ripe-list" <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>
>> escribió:
>>
>>
>>
>> But this is not law, it is a procedural document, and procedural
>> documents can include suggestions even if national laws often don't.
>>
>>
>>
>> The argument that it can't contain suggestions just because normal
>> national laws often don't, is extremely silly.
>>
>>
>>
>> -Cynthia
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
>> jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>>
>> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> Saludos,
>>
>> Jordi
>>
>> @jordipalet
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> El 25/11/21 13:34, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>>
>>
>>
>> Yes but this is NOT law as Sander said, we are not writing a law here.
>>
>> This is a procedural document in a community, not a law.
>>
>>
>>
>> -Cynthia
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
>> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Sander,
>>
>> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have
>> not got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.
>>
>> Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible
>> subjective interpretations.
>>
>>
>> El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <
>> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:
>>
>>     Jordi,
>>
>>     > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience
>> doesn't show that.
>>
>>     No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy
>> proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably
>> one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support
>> it.
>>
>>     > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
>> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
>> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
>> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>>
>>     Yes we can, we are not writing law.
>>
>>     Cheers,
>>     Sander
>>
>>
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>> change your subscription options, please visit:
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Cynthia Revström

2021-11-25 13:46:34 CET

Jordi, I am going to leave this discussion now for a bit but please don't
take that as me agreeing with you but simply that I find it difficult to
keep talking with you about this without starting to say some harsh words.

-Cynthia

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:44 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:

> Absolutely now, it is our law. You can change the word, you can call it
> whatever you want, but it is the way we manage our processes, etc., in the
> Spanish dictionary this is law, and I guess is the same translation in
> English.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:43, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>
>
>
> Can you please stop calling it law?
>
> It is NOT a law!
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:41 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
> jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:39, "ripe-list en nombre de Cynthia Revström via ripe-list"
> <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> escribió:
>
>
>
> But this is not law, it is a procedural document, and procedural documents
> can include suggestions even if national laws often don't.
>
>
>
> The argument that it can't contain suggestions just because normal
> national laws often don't, is extremely silly.
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <
> jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
> That’s my point, we are actually writing “our law”
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Saludos,
>
> Jordi
>
> @jordipalet
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:34, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
>
>
>
> Yes but this is NOT law as Sander said, we are not writing a law here.
>
> This is a procedural document in a community, not a law.
>
>
>
> -Cynthia
>
>
>
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <
> ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
> Hi Sander,
>
> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not
> got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.
>
> Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible
> subjective interpretations.
>
>
> El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <
> ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>     Jordi,
>
>     > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience
> doesn't show that.
>
>     No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy
> proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably
> one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I STRONGLY support
> it.
>
>     > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that
> process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict
> rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix rules and
> suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
>     Yes we can, we are not writing law.
>
>     Cheers,
>     Sander
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2021-11-25 13:49:42 CET

+1

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: ripe-list [mailto:ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net] Im Auftrag von Gert
Doering
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 25. November 2021 13:37
An: JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es>
Cc: RIPE List <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net>
Betreff: Re: [ripe-list] New Draft RIPE Policy Development Process (PDP)
document - for your review

Hi,

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 01:30:33PM +0100, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list
wrote:
> Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not
got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.

Many proposals had a previous discussion either on a RIPE meeting, on the
list, or in some hallways - and a somewhat shared understand on the problem
the proposal tried to solve.

Turning your argument around: most proposals that did *not* reach consensus
in the last years were the "send a draft first, then try to figure out if
there is agreement on the problem statement, nobody agreed that there is an
actual problem, lots of effort wasted on process".

We're not IETF - we talk first, write documents later.

Gert Doering
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2021-11-25 13:50:05 CET

On Nov 25, 2021, at 07:44, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:

> Absolutely now, it is our law. You can change the word, you can call it whatever you want, but it is the way we manage our processes, etc., in the Spanish dictionary this is law, and I guess is the same translation in English.
> 

Perhaps it's worth suggesting that the definition of the word law has been contentious and the subject of much debate by highly-qualified scholars and philosophers for millenia, and understanding it's definition is not simply a matter of consulting a dictionary.

Rather than becoming hung up on that (arguably intractable) problem, perhaps we could look past that particular word and consider the merits (or not) of the respective arguments in our own context?


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Gert Doering

2021-11-25 13:50:36 CET

hi,

On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 01:43:27PM +0100, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list wrote:
> And that???s also wrong. There are many ???perceived??? attributions to the Chairs with have never been accepted by the community and in law, this is called discrimination.

Wat?

It's fairly normal that boss-woman has more authority than non-boss-man.

The RIPE chair is boss.  Easy.

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2021-11-25 15:25:16 CET

Hi,

Afaik, just the dutch court system, if anyone wants to enter that 
path.......

Carlos


On Thu, 25 Nov 2021, Cynthia Revström via ripe-list wrote:

> Or maybe I am mistaken and we actually have RIPE PDP courts and police to enforce these laws and I have just missed them.
> -Cynthia
> 
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:42 PM Cynthia Revström <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> wrote:
>       Can you please stop calling it law?It is NOT a law!
> 
> -Cynthia
> 
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:41 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
>       That?s my point, we are actually writing ?our law?
>
>        
>
>        
>
>       El 25/11/21 13:39, "ripe-list en nombre de Cynthia Revström via ripe-list" <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> escribió:
> 
>  
> 
> But this is not law, it is a procedural document, and procedural documents can include suggestions even if national laws often don't.
> 
>  
> 
> The argument that it can't contain suggestions just because normal national laws often don't, is extremely silly.
> 
>  
> 
> -Cynthia
> 
>  
> 
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:36 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ <jordi.palet _at_ consulintel _dot_ es> wrote:
>
>       That?s my point, we are actually writing ?our law?
>
>        
>
>        
>
>        
>
>       Saludos,
>
>       Jordi
>
>       @jordipalet
>
>        
> 
>  
> 
>  
> 
> El 25/11/21 13:34, "Cynthia Revström" <me _at_ cynthia _dot_ re> escribió:
> 
>  
> 
> Yes but this is NOT law as Sander said, we are not writing a law here.
> 
> This is a procedural document in a community, not a law.
> 
>  
> 
> -Cynthia
> 
>  
> 
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 1:30 PM JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list <ripe-list _at_ ripe _dot_ net> wrote:
>
>       Hi Sander,
>
>       Just count how many proposals have reached consensus even if they have not got a previous discussion in the list. Is a matter of numbers.
>
>       Law != suggestions, law must be strict and avoid as much as possible subjective interpretations.
> 
>
>       El 25/11/21 13:17, "ripe-list en nombre de Sander Steffann" <ripe-list-bounces _at_ ripe _dot_ net en nombre de sander _at_ steffann _dot_ nl> escribió:
>
>           Jordi,
>
>           > 4) The text about the "idea" is wrong and untrue. Past experience doesn't show that.
>
>           No, *your* past behaviour doesn't show that. You just dumping policy proposals on a mailing list without discussing the idea first is probably one of the reasons why this paragraph is included, and I
>       STRONGLY support it.
>
>           > There have been many policy proposals that didn't followed that process and they are actual policies. The PDP is a set of rules, strict rules of a process, not "rules and suggestions". We can't mix
>       rules and suggestions in a formal PDP text.
>
>           Yes we can, we are not writing law.
>
>           Cheers,
>           Sander
> 
>
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Leo Vegoda

2021-11-25 15:55:03 CET

On Thu, Oct 28, 2021 at 5:16 AM Mirjam Kuehne <mir _at_ zu-hause _dot_ nl> wrote:

[...]

> Please send any feedback, questions or suggestions to this list. We will
> also reserve some time during the RIPE 83 Community Plenary for this
> topic. We will then issue a last call for consensus after RIPE 83.

I believe this is a useful refinement of the process document. It
helpfully clarifies some areas without making fundamental changes.

Thank you!

Leo

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Joe Abley

2021-11-25 16:15:54 CET

On Nov 25, 2021, at 07:50, Gert Doering <gert _at_ space _dot_ net> wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 25, 2021 at 01:43:27PM +0100, JORDI PALET MARTINEZ via ripe-list wrote:
>> And that???s also wrong. There are many ???perceived??? attributions to the Chairs with have never been accepted by the community and in law, this is called discrimination.
> 
> Wat?
> 
> It's fairly normal that boss-woman has more authority than non-boss-man.
> 
> The RIPE chair is boss.  Easy.

I'm not sure whether it's clear that the RIPE chair is the boss, or whether the community is the boss and the chair is their servant. Regardless, it seems abundantly clear that broad authority has been granted to the RIPE chair, as documented in RIPE-714. We could debate who has delegated that authority but I'm not sure why it matters.

The authority of the RIPE chair exists, has been documented and has been and continues to be exercised. In the sense that consensus was achieved on RIPE-714, the community has accepted it. Any argument to the contrary is really separate from the discussion in this thread since it concerns far more fundamental governance issues than the PDP.


Joe