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[AFRINIC-rpd] Last call - Academic IPv4 Allocation- AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03 -

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Wed Jul 10 08:47:28 UTC 2013

IMHO, I think we should leave the PWG Co-Chairs to rule on whether rough 
consensus is achieved on not, based on what is material to the policy, 
and not unsubstantiated fears.

If the co-chairs do have challenges with determining whether there is 
consensus or not, they know what to do.

Neither those of us for or those against the policy should rule at this 

Cheers and regards to all.


On 10/07/2013 05:22, Andrew Alston wrote:
> > It obvious that the majority of the community are not ready to 
> support this as it is.
> I actually would strongly disagree with this sentiment.  Go back to 
> the list, look at the voices in support and the voices against.  A few 
> people shouting louder than the rest just not increase the base 
> numbers.  Further more, I point to the fact that again, the indication 
> in support of this policy in Lusaka on the floor on first show of 
> hands was around 60 -- 5 for the policy.  After the PDP chairs again 
> put the question to the floor, certain agreed minor changes (which 
> have been implemented in draft 3) were agreed upon, and the show of 
> hands was called again, it was a unanimous show of hands.  Since going 
> to the list, the people who have spoken against the policy are largely 
> the original 5 people who were in that meeting.
> Secondly, again I point to the fact in order to seek consensus, where 
> there is disagreement with the authors, objections should be raised 
> that are specific and let the authors address the problems inherent in 
> the policy.  Questions were asked and answers posted, and summaries of 
> those questions and answers have been posted.  In the last email that 
> summarises the questions and the answers, there have been no specific 
> objections to the answers given on this list, that alone I believe is 
> indication of consensus of the fact that the questions have been 
> answered to satisfaction, and again, as in many previous emails, I ask 
> the community who disagree with those answers to state what the 
> disagreements are and how we can resolve them through a dialog process 
> that includes more questions and answers until consensus is reached.
> But right now, I think to state that the majority of the community is 
> not ready to support this as is, is actually a completely inaccurate 
> statement and patently ignores the show of hands in Lusaka and the 
> multitude of people who have indicated strong support for this policy 
> on this list.  Please, let's start talking numbers and facts rather 
> than just vague perceptions which are tainted by our own bias.
> Andrew
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