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[AFRINIC-rpd] Re: Policies that were on Last Call - Status

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at
Fri Aug 9 15:51:53 UTC 2013

Hello Andrew,

Thank you for your mail, kindly take the comments below as that from a
member of the Co-Chairs

There were comments that specifically stressed there was no need for the
proposal, and there were those that indicated that further editing needed
do be done, also there were those who wrote in support.
However, among all the comments there was none of the contributors who had
a change of mind about their stand, even though the Author(s) responded to
some queries, they still replied explaining why they don't seem satisfied
about the proposal as it stand(the list archive is there to read through).

Most of the concerns raised by every category of people we found to be
important. As a matter of fact, there were instances where you and your
co-author indicated your willingness to make some suggested edits on the
proposal if necessary. In other to have a "rough" community acceptable
policy there will be a need to reflect some of the concerns raised on the
current proposal and that CANNOT be done if the proposal had moved up to
the next level.

This is the first time this will be happening, however i think this
proposal is still healthy enough and i will advice the authors of this
proposal to go back to the current draft (with their eraser and pen) while
listening to the community members to produce a proposal that is at least
"roughly" acceptable.

Any other person who was shocked by the observation/decision of the
Co-Chairs should say this themselves while following the appropriate
guideline to conflict resolution as stated on the PDP.

Thank you Andrew for your contribution and passion about Internet
development in our continent, and i hope this will be a challenge to start
thinking the "what next" and not sticking to the "why" :-)

The Co-Chairs have generally acted in what they sense to be in the interest
of the community.

Kind Regards

On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM, Andrew Alston <alston.networks at>wrote:

> Hi Seun,
> I wish to contest this finding by the chairs.

> As such, I am asking the chairs to please supply a FULL and COMPLETE
> analysis on which this decision was made.
> Including, but not limited to:
> The number of people who spoke in support both on this list and in the
> meeting
> The number of people who spoke against this, both on this list and in the
> meeting.
> The complete basis on which this decision was made by the chairs.
> Once we as a list have this, we can compare the numbers to what was posted
> on the list and discuss this conclusion, as I am not alone in being shocked
> by this decision, and as such wish to explore the options while disputing
> this lack of consensus.
> Thanks
> Andrew
> 2. No Consensus: Having initially achieved consensus during the
> AFRINIC 18 Public Policy Meeting, the co-chairs observed that during
> the last call period, discussions and comments received from the
> community about the following proposal indicated the need for it to
> be further discussed upon; and have determined that there is no
> consensus to move it ahead. The proposal will therefore go back to
> the mailing list for further discussion:
> Proposal ID: AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03
> Title: Academic IPv4 Allocation
> Authors: Andrew Alston, Sunday Folayan
> URL:
> To read through the AFRINIC region Policy Development Process,
> please browse to:
> Regards
> Seun Ojedeji, Emile Milandou
> PDWG Co-Chairs
> _______________________________________________ rpd mailing list
> rpd at


*Seun Ojedeji,
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