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[AFRINIC-rpd] IPv4 Address Allocation and Assignment proposal
froztbyte at froztbyte.net
Thu Jan 24 06:39:50 UTC 2013
On 24 Jan 2013, at 7:12 AM, Badru Ntege <ntegeb at one2net.co.ug> wrote:
> Though we are all open to our opinions i think your point above is baseless. AfriNIC exists to serve the community and if there has been operation issues in the past (which you need to be very specific) it should not prevent the community from proposing a policy that they feel will serve there needs. Unless you are saying that AfriNIC does not and will never have the capacity to meet community needs. Thats another discussion you need to start and be very specific.
I'll have to both agree and disagree with you. Even though serving the community is one part of AfriNIC's role, it's also crucial to remember that AfriNIC is one of 5 entities on the global who fulfills the functions it does. From this we can take many parallels, whether it's in the service level, or the general structure of policy. At the same time I feel it's also necessary to remember that the internet is global. and the /full/ community is global with it. If we allow policies that make our own lives harder, we'll only keep falling behind. Lastly, I feel it is important that one is reserved in policy planning, and to appropriate an adage, "less is more". You don't know what problems you'll have in 2 years, even less in 10 years. Tying yourself up in all sorts of complicated wording will only make the problem even harder if you later wish to extricate yourself from it.
All of that said, I stand by both my original commentary on the policy suggestion, as well as my follow-up mail that it may be the due time to revise current policy anew.
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