[Community-Discuss] "Fighting Internet Shutdown" - Any Role for AFRINIC?

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Sat Apr 15 17:38:50 UTC 2017

Heh Mirriam,

What the bylaws said would not have changed what I authored and my co authors wrote - in any way shape or form.

The policy process is what guides who gets space, how they qualify for it, and how it can be revoked - the discussion around the bylaws is a far deeper question - but I do not believe it changes the fundamental nature of the policy. The policy however did act as a catalyst for a discussion that the community I believe really does need to have - to understand the nature of our organization as it exists today.


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From: Mirriam <mirriamlauren at yahoo.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2017 8:12:21 PM
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Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] "Fighting Internet Shutdown" - Any Role for AFRINIC?

>>On 15/04/2017, 12:14, "Alan Barrett" <alan.barrett at afrinic.net<mailto:alan.barrett at afrinic.net>> wrote:

    >> On 14 Apr 2017, at 22:39, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com<mailto:Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>> wrote:
    >> But it raises a question – and its one I’ve been debating at length online with multiple people.
    >> AfriNIC – completely neutral technical body
    >> AfriNIC – political organisation with a technical function
    >> AfriNIC – A hybrid of both of the above?
    >> Because that impacts how we view things – and it impacts the role that the organisation should be playing.

    >> AFRINIC’s goals are stated in section 3.4 of the Bylaws <https://afrinic.net/en/about/bylaws/2001-afrinic-bylaws-     2016?start=2<https://afrinic.net/en/about/bylaws/2001-afrinic-bylaws-2016?start=2>

    >> Alan Barrett

> On Sat, Apr 15, 2017 at 5:15 PM, Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com<mailto:Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>> wrote:
> Hi Alan,

> Thanks – that’s actually a very useful reference – particularly if we dig into it deeper:

Hello Andrew,

I hope we are not just discovering the details of the Afrinic bylaws now, but please dig deeper into these bylaws as one of our directors at Afrinic before attempting to author policies next time as things are more complicated than you will ever imagine....

But we are on the right path as at now with this discussions......

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