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[rpd] Academic IPv4 Policy

Frank Habicht geier at
Wed Jun 11 07:20:32 UTC 2014

Hi all,

On 6/11/2014 9:50 AM, Owen DeLong wrote:
> ...
> However, I want to take this moment to applaud the integrity shown in this
> message and agree and support your decision.

> I sincerely hope that someone
> from the community will step up and do as you requested.

... not me ;-)

while I understand there were problems with some applications, I also hope
that the spirit of the policy can be some guidance to those implementing
policy. As said in the meeting at the microphone, there were apparently no
application within the last year from academic institutions.
Why? all are happily covered? by NRENs?

I have hope that academic institutions can assess their IP needs
realistically and make any necessary applications under existing policies.
I'd like to encourage them to do so sooner rather than later.
And if there are any challenges, I'd like to hear about them on this list.

In my opinion needs by academic institutions are genuine and in many many
cases higher than their current utilisation. I trust they will get new or
additional resources if and when applied for. And if not 5 * students then
at least they likely can get much more than what they have now.

If Higher Education Institutions (or their NRENs) don't manage to do the
right applications soon, I will have to count them as one of the many
organisations with their heads in the sand.


> Owen
> On Jun 10, 2014, at 13:51 , Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at
> <mailto:sfolayan at>> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> With regards to the Academic IPv4 Policy (Policy
>> Draft AFPUB-2013-GEN-001-DRAFT-03).
>> Due to the fact that both authors of the policy have now been elected to
>> the board, and we are of the opinion that this represents a severe
>> potential conflict of interest, we would like to ask the list if there
>> were any individuals who would like to take over further actions on this
>> policy (changing it, promoting it, defending it at meetings etc).
>> Both authors still strongly believe in the policy and the sentiments
>> behind it, and still believe the policy is in the best interest of the
>> African region as a whole, and hence, we have opted to make this appeal
>> rather than withdrawing the policy or letting it lapse on the 26th of June.
>> Should there be anyone interested in taking over the policy from here on
>> out, please advise either of the authors.
>> Many Thanks
>> Sunday Folayan / Andrew Alston
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