Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the Policy List

Original Language Español Date Published 02/08/2019 Last Modified 13/09/2019
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Authors

Name: Jordi Palet Martinez
Email: jordi.palet@theipv6company.com
Organization: The IPv6 Company

Name: Edwin Salazar
Email: edwin.salazar@wifitelecom.ec
Organization: Wifitelecom

Proposal Data

Policy Type: LACNIC
Id: LAC-2018-13
Last version: 4
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Summary

Esta propuesta permite disponer de una Política de Uso Aceptable de la Lista de Políticas (AUP – Acceptable Usage Policy), que hasta el momento no existía.

Rationale

En diversas ocasiones se producen actividades molestas y contrarias al objetivo y espíritu de la lista de políticas, mal uso de la misma, ataques diversos e incluso casos de propaganda electoral.

Es necesario que los participantes conozcan de forma explícita lo que se puede y lo que no se puede hacer en la lista. Igualmente, las posibles sanciones por su incumplimiento. De lo contrario, estamos abocados a una repetición de estos hechos, que perjudican a toda la comunidad.

La participación global, y con diferentes zonas horarias, hace imposible que se pueda resolver de forma permanente o repetitiva con moderaciones temporales de la lista. Dicha moderación rompe la apertura de la misma y especialmente su dinámica, que son fundamentales en el Proceso de Políticas, que indica que la lista debe ser “totalmente abierta”. Cualquier forma de moderación constituye una censura, aunque sólo sea temporal, y por tanto quebranta el principio de apertura.

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8. Política de Uso Aceptable (AUP) de la Lista Pública de Políticas

8.1. Objetivo, Operación y Uso Aceptable de la Lista Pública de Políticas

El objetivo único y exclusivo de la Lista Pública de Políticas es la presentación y discusión de aspectos de políticas, incluyendo ideas, sugerencias, propuestas, resultados del PDP, y aspectos claramente relacionados.

Salvo decisión previa y explícita de los moderadores, cualquier discusión fuera de dicho ámbito, tales como anuncios de eventos, CfP (Call for Papers, llamados), publicidad de cualquier tipo, incluso publicidad electoral, apoyo a candidatos, y en general cualquier tema no explícitamente relacionado con Políticas, quedan fuera del ámbito de dicha lista. Obsérvese que los ejemplos mencionados, lo son exclusivamente a título ilustrativo.

Sólo los moderadores y/o el staff de LACNIC podrán solicitar/anunciar candidatos, así como el procedimiento electoral. El resto de los pasos del procedimiento, tendrán que ser necesariamente fuera de la lista. A modo de ejemplos, no son aceptables en la lista, nominaciones, manifestaciones a favor o en contra de candidatos, o acciones similares.

Sólo los moderadores podrán advertir a quienes incumplan la AUP y ejercitar las acciones que correspondan, anunciando su decisión en la lista. Cualquier sospecha de incumplimiento deberá ser reportada exclusivamente a los moderadores.

Se enviará a cada nuevo suscriptor de la lista un enlace al PDP y el texto de la AUP, y explícitamente deberá marcar su aceptación. Mientras no se confirme dicho enlace, marcando ambas opciones, solo podrá recibir mensajes de la lista. Si se envían recordatorios de suscripción, deberán recordar también la AUP.

Así mismo, la lista incorporará, al pie de cada mensaje, el acceso correspondiente para administrar la subscripción.

LACNIC incorporará periódicamente distintos emails ajenos a sus dominios a modo de “honeypot”.

Los mensajes de la lista se archivan y están disponibles públicamente, sin que puedan ser censurados por LACNIC.

En casos muy excepcionales, los moderadores podrán decretar la moderación temporal de la lista, informando de dicha moderación y las razones para la misma. Por ejemplo, para evitar “ataques” de cualquier tipo que afecten al normal funcionamiento de la propia lista. Dicha moderación será sólo por breves períodos de tiempo, perfectamente delimitados, garantizando que los mensajes no serán demorados más tiempo del estrictamente imprescindible. Para ello, los moderadores contarán con el apoyo del staff.

El AUP se diseña partiendo del uso actual, como medio de comunicación oficial del PDP, de la lista pública de políticas. Sin embargo, si además de la lista, se emplean en el futuro sistemas (como foros o aplicaciones) que realicen el “replicado” de la lista (es decir, todo lo que se publique en la lista se publica automáticamente también en dichos sistemas y viceversa), será de aplicación con las mismas condiciones o técnicamente equivalentes.

8.2. Incumplimientos del Uso Aceptable de la Lista de Políticas

A criterio de los moderadores, los siguientes hechos constituyen incumplimiento de la AUP:
a) Cualquier uso de la lista en contra de lo indicado en el apartado anterior, así como anuncios no autorizados previa y explícitamente por los moderadores, incluso relacionados con cualquier proceso electoral.
b) Los ataques personales, lenguaje soez, la falta de respeto, y el envío (o re-envío) de mensajes privados (salvo consentimiento previo y explícito de los implicados).
c) La respuesta a mensajes no apropiados.
d) Los mensajes de auto-respuesta, peticiones de cancelación o cambios de correo y similares.

Además, si hubiera evidencias:
e) Utilizar la lista para recopilar contactos de los participantes y el uso de los mismos para enviar spam (cualquier correo no solicitado de forma previa y explícita).
f) El intento de fraude a una sanción, por ejemplo, mediante la utilización de correos alternativos.

Los moderadores podrán determinar otros hechos que también constituyan un uso no aceptable.

8.3. Sanciones por el Incumplimiento de la AUP

Cuando los moderadores deban tomar una decisión relativa al incumplimiento de la AUP, teniendo en cuenta la participación global de la lista, deberán considerar aspectos culturales y diferencias idiomáticas.

El primer incumplimiento de la AUP puede conllevar la suspensión temporal para enviar correos a la lista durante 1 mes, plazo que podrá ser ampliado hasta 1 año en caso de un segundo incumplimiento. Sucesivos incumplimientos, a criterio de los moderadores, podrá suponer la suspensión por plazos de tiempo mayores.

Los incumplimientos relacionados con procesos electorales, se consideran de extrema gravedad, y podrían suponer la inhabilitación como candidatos, así como para nominar candidatos, en los procesos electorales durante 2 años, y hasta 4 años si son reiterados.

Additional Information

Este texto será enviado por email a todos los subscriptores de la Lista Pública de Políticas, si esta propuesta alcanza consenso, una vez sea ratificada por el directorio, junto con un enlace en el que deberá explícitamente marcar su aceptación de la AUP, por un lado y, por otro lado, confirmar que es conocedor del PDP. Mientras no se confirme dicho enlace, marcando ambas opciones, solo podrá recibir mensajes de la lista.

Si hubiera problemas con la implementación de la propuesta, a causa del sistema de la lista (mailman o similar), se prevé que pueda entrar en vigor cuando alcance en consenso, aun cuando haya aspectos “técnicos” que no puedan ser implementados inmediatamente. Por ejemplo, bastaría con enviar inmediatamente el AUP a la lista de políticas sin limitar la posibilidad de escribir a la lista, y posteriormente, cuando el sistema de la lista lo permita, se pida la aceptación para poder continuar escribiendo en la lista.

Referencias:

Es muy común que las listas de correos tengan AUPs, e incluso es el caso de diversos RIRs. Ejemplos varios han sido considerados para la elaboración de esta propuesta.

Timetable

Inmediato

References

Es muy común que las listas de correos tengan AUPs, e incluso es el caso de diversos RIRs. Ejemplos varios han sido considerados para la elaboración de esta propuesta.

Public Comments by LACNIC Staff

LACNIC STAFF´S IMPACT ANALYSIS - Proposal LAC-2018-13 - version 3

LACNIC Staff's Interpretation of the Proposal
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Applicability
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This proposal would apply to, and be enforced for, all participants of the Policy mailing list.

Modifications to the current text
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This proposal would be added to the PDP https://www.lacnic.net/542/1/lacnic/ as Section 8. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the Public Policy List.

LACNIC Staff Comments
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The new version:
1. Divides the proposal into subsections: Purpose, Operation and Acceptable Use; Violations and Penalties.
2. Modifies the following text: “Inappropriate responses to inappropriate messages posted to the list by a third party also constitute a violation of the AUP,” replacing it with “Responses to inappropriate messages.”
3. Modifies other details of the text of the proposal.

The proposal states that “Violations of item i) above may result in the loss of the right to be a candidate, as well as the right to nominate candidates, in election processes for four (4) years.” LACNIC understands that this refers to community election processes and excludes the election processes that have to do with member rights and obligations.

Recommendations
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1. We recommend maintaining the possibility of temporary moderation by LACNIC staff in exceptional circumstances, e.g. for security reasons or in cases where a violation of the AUP would affect other important processes, or in any other situation not covered in this policy. In addition, we suggest adding that LACNIC must notify the list when it is being moderated and justify the reason for the moderation.

2. Subsection 8.1 specifies that, in the exceptional case where the list is moderated, messages cannot be delayed more than eight hours. Considering that moderation is a manual process and that the list moderator might be traveling and/or not connected to the Internet for a period longer than eight hours, even considering weekends, we find this term to be too demanding. Although the moderator would be supported by the LACNIC staff, we recommend not defining a specific period of time, or at least extending this period so as not to cause a violation simply because a message is delayed by a few hours.

3. In Section 8.2, we recommend clarifying how to validate the following:
a. “Any attempt to commit fraud or bypass a penalty, such as the use of alternative mail addresses.”
b. “Using the list to collect participants’ contact information and using such information for sending spam.”
While specific cases may be studied in depth, LACNIC interprets that such validations will not be conducted continuously on ALL the addresses that are part of the list.

Moderation of the list in the other RIRs
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o ARIN reserves the right to maintain order and decorum on the mailing lists it manages, to include imposing disciplinary actions on individual mailing list subscribers. In response to violation of the code, ARIN may issue a warning to the offender, revoke the offender's posting privileges, or filter a message that violates the code.
APNIC does not routinely moderate the discussions on the APNIC mailing lists. However, APNIC reserves the right to delete or redact comments that APNIC considers to be unacceptable.

o RIPE NCC: Chairs have the authority to moderate or ban disruptive members if they decide this is necessary.

o AFRINIC: In the policy mailing list, the responsibility to enforce the code of conduct lies with the chairs.
In the members and community mailing lists, this responsibility lies with the CEO, or staff designated by the CEO.

Context: Codes of Conduct in other RIRs
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Other RIRs have a generic code of conduct for all their mailing lists, but no specific code for the policy list.

o ARIN: The AUP for the lists was defined by the ARIN Board.
o RIPE NCC: The code of conduct was drafted by RIPE NCC and reviewed and approved by the chairs of the RIPE working groups.
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary (second agenda item)
o APNIC: The code of conduct was drafted by APNIC with the support of its legal team.
o AFRINIC: The code of conduct was drafted by the AFRINIC Board. It is regulated by the policy list chairs.

Official Sources:
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• RIPE Mailing List / RIPE Forum Code of Conduct: https://www.ripe.net/participate/mail/ripe-mailing-list-ripe-forum-code-of-conduct
• ARIN Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy:
https://www.arin.net/participate/mailing_lists/aup.html
• APNIC Mailing List Code of Conduct: https://www.apnic.net/community/participate/mailinglists/code-of-conduct/
• AFRINIC Community Code of Conduct:
https://www.afrinic.net/code
• RIPE 74 Working Group Chair Meeting Summary - Budapest, 11 May 2017
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary

Impact of the policy on the registry system and address management
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This proposal would not require any changes to the registration system.

LACNIC STAFF´S IMPACT ANALYSIS - Proposal LAC-2018-13 - versión 2

LACNIC Staff's Interpretation of the Proposal
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Applicability
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This proposal would apply and be enforced for all Policy List participants.

Modifications to the current text
--------------------------------
This proposal would be added to the PDP https://www.lacnic.net/542/1/lacnic/ as Section 8. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the Public Policy List.

LACNIC Staff Comments
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The new version
1. Incorporates certain clarifications suggested in the impact analysis prepared for the first version of the proposal.
2. It creates a new Section 8.1. that addresses policy violations.

The proposal states that “Violations of item i) above may result in the loss of the right to be a candidate, as well as the right to nominate candidates, in election processes for four (4) years.” LACNIC understands that this refers to community election processes and excludes the election processes that have to do with member rights and obligations.

Recommendations
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1. We recommend maintaining the possibility of temporary moderation by LACNIC staff in exceptional circumstances, e.g. for security reasons or in cases where violation of the AUP would affect other important processes, or in any other situation not covered in this policy. In addition, we suggest adding that LACNIC must notify the list when it is being moderated and justify the reason for the moderation.

2. Item m) specifies that, in the exceptional case where the list is moderated, messages cannot be delayed more than eight hours. Considering that moderation is a manual process and that the list moderator might be traveling and/or not connected to the Internet for a period longer than eight hours, we find this period to be too demanding. Although the moderator would be supported by the LACNIC staff, we recommend not defining a specific period of time, or at least extending this period of time so as not to generate a violation because the sending of a message is delayed by a few hours.

3. In paragraph c) it is not clear what must be done “outside the list.” LACNIC interprets that this refers to the voting process, as the election dates and results are announced through the list. We recommend clarifying this item.

4. We recommend clarifying how to validate:
a. Item i) “Attempted fraud by a suspended participant, e.g. the use of an alternative email address, is also considered a violation of the AUP.”
b. Item j) “Other violations of the AUP include using the list to collect participants’ contact information and using such information for sending spam.

5. We recommend clarifying the definition of “honeypot” in item h).

Moderation of the list in the other RIRs
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o ARIN reserves the right to maintain order and decorum on the mailing lists it manages, to include imposing disciplinary actions on individual mailing list subscribers. In response to a violation of the code, ARIN may issue a warning to the offender, revoke the offender's posting privileges, or filter a message that violates the code.

o APNIC does not routinely moderate the discussions on the APNIC mailing lists. However, APNIC reserves the right to delete or redact comments that APNIC considers to be unacceptable.

o RIPE NCC: Chairs have the authority to moderate or ban disruptive members if they decide this is necessary.

o AFRINIC: In the policy mailing list, the responsibility of enforcing the code of conduct lies with the chairs. In the members and community mailing lists, this responsibility lies with the CEO, or staff designated by the CEO.

Context: Codes of Conduct in other RIRs
-----------------------------------------

Other RIRs have a generic code of conduct for all their mailing lists, but no specific code for the policy list.
o ARIN: The AUP for the lists was defined by the ARIN Board.
o RIPE NCC: The code of conduct was drafted by RIPE NCC and reviewed and approved by the chairs of the RIPE working groups.
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary (second item on the agenda)
o APNIC: The code of conduct was drafted by APNIC with the support of its legal team.
o AFRINIC: The code of conduct was drafted by the AFRINIC Board. It is regulated by the policy list chairs.

Official Sources
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o RIPE Mailing List / RIPE Forum Code of Conduct: https://www.ripe.net/participate/mail/ripe-mailing-list-ripe-forum-code-of-conduct
o ARIN Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy:
https://www.arin.net/participate/mailing_lists/aup.html
o APNIC Mailing List Code of Conduct: https://www.apnic.net/community/participate/mailinglists/code-of-conduct/
o AFRINIC Community Code of Conduct:
https://www.afrinic.net/code
o RIPE 74 Working Group Chair Meeting Summary - Budapest, 11 May 2017
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary

Impact of the policy on the registry system and address management
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This proposal would not require any changes to the registration system.

ACNIC STAFF´S IMPACT ANALYSIS - Proposal LAC-2018-13 - versión 1

LACNIC Staff’s Interpretation of the Proposal
----------------------------------------------

Applicability
-------------
This proposal would apply to, and be enforced for, all participants of the Policy mailing list.

Modifications to the current text
--------------------------------
This proposal would be added to the PDP https://www.lacnic.net/542/1/lacnic/
as Section 8. Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for the Public Policy List.

LACNIC Staff Comments
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• We recommend maintaining the possibility of temporary moderation by LACNIC staff in exceptional circumstances, e.g. for security reasons or in cases where non-compliance with the AUP would affect other important processes, or in any other situation not contemplated in this policy. In addition, we suggest adding that, when LACNIC moderates the list, it must notify the list and justify the reason for the moderation.

• Moderation of the policy mailing list in the other RIRs:
o ARIN: ARIN reserves the right to maintain order and decorum on the mailing lists it manages, to include imposing disciplinary actions on individual mailing list subscribers. In response to violation of the code, ARIN may issue a warning to the offender, revoke the offender's posting privileges, or filter a message that violates the code.

o APNIC: APNIC does not routinely moderate the discussions on the APNIC mailing lists. However, APNIC reserves the right to delete or redact comments that APNIC considers to be unacceptable.

o RIPE NCC: Chairs have the authority to moderate or ban disruptive members if they decide this is necessary.

o AFRINIC: In the policy mailing list, the responsibility to enforce the code of conduct lies with the chairs. In the members and community mailing lists, this responsibility lies with the CEO, or staff designated by the CEO.

• Context: Other RIRs have a generic code of conduct for all their mailing lists, but no specific code for the policy list.
o ARIN: The AUP for the lists was defined by the ARIN Board.
o RIPE NCC: The code of conduct was drafted by RIPE NCC and reviewed and approved by the chairs of the RIPE working groups.
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary (second agenda item).
o APNIC: The code of conduct was drafted by APNIC with the support of its legal team.
o AFRINIC: The code of conduct was drafted by the AFRINIC Board. It is regulated by the policy list chairs.

• Item n) specifies that this text must be emailed to all policy list subscribers before each election process that takes place in the community. There are several election processes in LACNIC over the course of each year, which means that list subscribers would receive too much information which might not be of interest to them.
One suggestion might be to include the text in the initial message users receive when they subscribe to the list.

• Item p) specifies that in the exceptional cases where the list is moderated, messages cannot be delayed for more than eight hours. Considering that moderation is a manual process and that the list moderator might be traveling and/or not connected to the Internet for a period longer than eight hours, we find this period to be too demanding.

• We recommend that the moderators should have the possibility of requesting assistance from LACNIC staff in case the moderators cannot respond within the required timeframe.

• In section c) it is not clear what must be done “outside the list.”
LACNIC interprets that this refers to the voting process, as the election dates and results are announced through the list. We recommend clarifying this item.

• It is recommended to clarify how to validate point j) "Other violations of the AUP include using the list to collect participants’ contact information and using such information for sending spam".

Official Sources
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• RIPE Mailing List / RIPE Forum Code of Conduct: https://www.ripe.net/participate/mail/ripe-mailing-list-ripe-forum-code-of-conduct
• ARIN Mailing List Acceptable Use Policy:
https://www.arin.net/participate/mailing_lists/aup.html
• APNIC Mailing List Code of Conduct: https://www.apnic.net/community/participate/mailinglists/code-of-conduct/
• AFRINIC Community Code of Conduct:
https://www.afrinic.net/code
• RIPE 74 Working Group Chair Meeting Summary - Budapest, 11 May 2017
https://www.ripe.net/participate/ripe/wg/cc/summaries/draft-ripe-74-working-group-chair-meeting-summary

Impact of the policy on the registration system and address management
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This proposal would not require any changes to the registration system.

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