prop-153: Proposed changes to PDP

Proposal text prop-153-v002

This proposal suggests changes to Step 1 of the Policy Development Process (PDP) to clarify the call for proposals, deadlines, and resubmitting proposals that have been returned to the authors for further discussion with the community.

Current status Withdrawn

Bertrand Cherrier

Relevant forum Policy SIG
Previous versions prop-153-v001
Secretariat impact assessment

Version 1

APNIC notes that the proposed changes are consistent with current
practice and will be reflected in the Policy Development Process policy.


The language could be improved so that non-native English speakers in the community can better understand it. However, if it is acceptable to the authors and the community, the Secretariat can improve the language during implementation without affecting the intent of the proposed solutions.

Sometimes OPMs at APNIC conferences are held over multiple days, and a proposal that reaches consensus in the OPM must be put to the consensus call again at the AGM or AMM. To be consistent and easy to remember, it would be ideal to open the call for proposals at the end of the conference’s final day.


If this proposal reaches consensus, implementation may be completed within 3 months.

Proposal history
03 August 2023 Version 1 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
12 September 2023 Version 2 posted to the Policy SIG mailing list for discussion and community development.
14 September 2023 Did not reach consensus at APNIC 56 and sent back to the Policy SIG mailing list for further discussion.
29 February 2024 Withdrawn by the author.