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[AFRINIC-rpd] Latest version of the policy AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03

Alan Barrett apb at
Tue Jun 25 12:15:29 UTC 2013

On Tue, 25 Jun 2013, Andrew Alston wrote:
> An institution provided proof of a tender that they were going 
> on to buy 1200 Access Points to roll a campus wifi network. 
> [...]
> AfriNIC however refused to accept the concurrency arguments on 
> the WIFI networks and also refused to accept the tender notices 
> that had been put out publicly or the notice of intention to 
> purchase which was sent to the suppliers.  Their argument was 
> that such tender notices and the notice of intention could be 
> withdrawn.

I have no doubt that you would have assisted the applicant to 
provide a reasonable plan, so I think that AFRINIC should have 
accepted the network plan and the estimated concurrency ratio. 
But I still see this as a problem with internal procedures at 
AFRINIC, not a problem with policy.

> Education has been attempted and failed, negotiation has been 
> attempted, and failed [...]

That's a big part of why I don't oppose the policy proposal.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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