RE: [ripe-pdp] PDP In the RIPE region
- Date: Mon, 7 Jun 2004 15:40:11 +0200
|A small question, (or input?) for my understanding :
|Do we need only to document the existing PDP or do we need to
|improve the process, document it and of course aprove it?
We need to improve the process.
The current process should be documented - ref my pevious emails.
|My feeling is that to day a formal aproval is not something
|very clear in the RIPE region.
I agree - that is one of the primary goals to fix.
|It relies sometimes on assesment from the working group chair,
|based on his personal feeling that the consensus is there,
|sometimes without any final documented draft, sometimes on the
|publication by RIPE-NCC of a new document.
Yes - spot on the problem.
|I think it is very difficult for a working group chair alone
|to take such decision.
I can fully agree to this.
|I think it is not very appropriate for RIPE-NCC staff members
|to play this role.
I also agree.
|So questions :
|- this formal and not ambigous aproval ... can it relies on
|the decision from one people or do we need a small group of
|well defined people able to
| - verify that an open and transparent process was followed
| - verify that the policy is well defined and documented
| - verify that there is consensus
| and formaly declare that the decision is made and instruct
|the RIPE-NCC to apply it in a clear way and timeframe ?
|- If we are needing such body how to select those people, how
|to insure that those people are representative of members and
|are able to take into account the input from the whole community?
This could be a separate body like the ARIN AC or it could be the
wg-chairs,sort of like the IETEF IESG which cocists of Area directors.
|How to insure that this process remains effective and
|sufficiently reactive and that we have not blocking points?
|I think that if we have no clear and formal PDP for the RIPE
|region, it will be very difficult to participate in an
|efficient way in the PDP for global policies.
I agree partially with this - the process has however worked fairly well in
the past - but this is the point were it should be improved.
Hans Petter Holen