Dean,I think another reason why I wouldn't want the AMM consensus removed is because it is one of the few opportunities (if not the only one, outside of EC elections) for APNIC members to directly influence the behaviour of APNIC as *members*, rather than as individual speakers in an open forum. I know the EC has to endorse the proposal, but it's not quite the same as giving the members a forum to speak as actual members.
I'm also slightly concerned about the further concentration of authority it provides to the SIG chair (as a role - this is not referring to any person) if the AMM consensus is removed.
On 29/08/2013 11:06 AM, Dean Pemberton wrote:
As discussed in my previous email, I don't think the consensus could really be described as a hurdle, given it happens within 24 hours and usually takes all of a couple of minutes. I again therefore don't see the need for its removal to improve process efficiency.The consensus at the OPM is far from the end of the process for a policy, but we should not place rubberstamping hurdles in the way. This is why I feel that removing the call for consensus at the AMM is appropriate.