[CRISP-TEAM] the Review Committee: Comment from Seun Ojedeji Fwd: Re: [NRO-IANAXFER] Internet Number Community IANA Stewardship Proposal: Final Call for Comments

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Mon Jan 12 10:12:06 CET 2015

On Mon, 12 Jan 2015, Izumi Okutani wrote:
> On 2015/01/12 16:48, Alan Barrett wrote:
>> On Mon, 12 Jan 2015, Izumi Okutani wrote:
>>> Seun Ojedeji has asked us a question on why our draft proposal 
>>> doesn't specify the Review Committee will be selected in the 
>>> manner similar to NRO NC. He doesn't seem to have further
>>> comments for my explaination and making the suggestion below:
>>>  - uniforum membership requirement
>>>  - uniform selection process
>>> My observation is that this should be left to each RIR region.
>>> However, we can perhaps state a common principle in the 
>>> selection of the Review Committe such as :
>>> ---
>>> The selection of the Review Committe members should be 
>>> conducted in an open, transparent, bottom up process, 
>>> appropriate for each RIR region.  There should be equal 
>>> representation from from each RIR region in constituting the 
>>> Review Committee.
>>> ---
>> That principle is fine.
>> Seun also suggested that, instead of saying that "the NRO EC" 
>> shall create a Review Committee, the document should give that 
>> responsibility to "the RIRs" or "the RIR communities".  I'd 
>> also be fine with that change.
> I don't feel strongly about this, except for ensuring selection 
> of the Review committee is to be conducted by RIR communities, 
> and this is my observation.

If we say that "the NRO EC shall establish a Review Committee" 
(existing text, and "The selection ... should be ... open, 
transparent, bottom-up ..." (your suggestion), and "equal 
representation from each RIR region" (your suggestion), then I 
think that should be enough to satisfy Seun's concern.

> To me, since NRO EC will be conducting the SLA review, it makes 
> sense for NRO EC to set up the Review Commitee and the selection 
> be left to the RIR communities.
> I'm also fine with the RIRs, as an equivalent of this but I 
> think we should be consistent in the word we use, to avoid 
> confusion.
> I'm not sure how it would be possible for RIR communities to set 
> up a Review Committee as a procedural matter, in defining the 
> call for nominations, nomination procedures, etc.

I don't want to say "the RIR communities shall establish a Review 
Committee", because there's no mechanism for them to do that.  
I would be fine with saying "the RIRs shall establish a Review 
Committee", but if we do that then we should also say "the RIRs" 
instead of "the NRO EC" in several other parts of the document, 
for consistency.

>> More generally, in other cases where we say that the NRO EC 
>> will do something, we could consider saying "the RIRs".  The 
>> cases that come to mind are: deciding to move the IANA function 
>> away from ICANN in the future (section III.A.1), last paragraph 
>> "the NRO EC may in the future determine ..."); periodic review 
>> of the service level (section III.A.4 fisrt paragraph "the NRO 
>> EC will conduct periodic reviews"); creation of the Review 
>> Committee (section III.A.4 second paragraph "The NRO EC shall 
>> establish a Review Committee").
> Strongly agree. This seems to be causing confusions.  
> Alternatively, I'm also fine with describing in brackets such 
> as:
> NRO    (a coordinating body for the five)
> NRO EC (The chief executives of the five RIRs)

I suggest adding something to section I.B "A description of the 
customer(s) of the service or activity".  We already describe the 
RIRs there, but we could add a description of the NRO and the NRO 

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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