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[rpd] [afnog] A typical case of abuse of our resources!!!

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Sun Sep 21 23:33:55 UTC 2014

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On 21/09/2014 21:56, Kofi ANSA AKUFO wrote:
> On 21 September 2014 21:16, Andrew Alston
> <Andrew.Alston at> wrote:
>> Kofi,
>> Again speaking as myself and not representative of the board or
>> any other organisation to which I am affiliated.
>> If you feel there should be policy updates, you as  a member of
>> this community are as free as any other individual to draft and
>> propose policy amendments.
>> Instead of everyone being upset by current policy and asking for 
>> amendments and waiting for someone else to do it, how about
>> taking the lead and proposing some policy and if the community
>> agrees, we can implement?
> Andrew I take that as as a challenge to propose an amendment to the
> current IPv4 allocation policies as well as promote building IPv6
> infrastructure in parallel to prevent our region from lagging
> behind in the current evolution to next generation infrastructure.
> As someone who has actively experience both sides of the process I
> believe I provided a fair platform in this discussion to the
> community of what is as stake.
> The community must realize they have the ultimate say in how our
> resources are exploited to promote regional development and hold
> accountable those entrusted to interpret policies.
> We could continue deceiving ourselves it is not the job of our
> internet registries (both RIR and LIRs) to "police" the allocation
> of our resources and proactive checks of right usage.
> The key phrase here is "promote regional development" BUT NOT
> necessarily "keep resources in the region". IMHO content and
> infrastructure in our region should be priority. Again we have the
> choice to be passive, turn blind eyes and entrust decision process
> to a few to make or proactively get involved to exploit our
> resources for the regions development.
> Cheers
> K.

So ... should the community expect a policy, taking advantage of your
"seen it all" position? If so, when? Time ticks ...

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