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[rpd] Policy Development Draft Agenda for AfriNIC 25

SamiSalih sami at
Sat Dec 3 22:06:58 UTC 2016

Hi SM,

Thank you for your nice email,

Indeed we are part of this community.

Our mandate -as of my understanding- is to reconciling of opinions by moderating the mailing list and during the f2f meeting toward open, transparent, respectful and consensus building discussion,

So, co-chairs are just facilitators, 

We really appreciate your comments regarding staff analysis of draft policies and the policy development process itself, as you know this is a community driven process, if we make any ambiguity or even wrong decisions the community should correct us instantly, at the end the community roles and the community wins,

We are welcoming the bottom up community driven initiatives, and we will consider your thought in the forthcoming meetings.

Best Regards. 

Dr. Sami Salih  | Assistant Professor
Sudan University of Science and Technology
Eastern Dum, P.O Box 11111-407
email: sami.salih at
Mob: +249122045707 

----- Original Message -----
> From: sm+afrinic at
> To: "SamiSalih" <sami at>, "Dewole Ajao" <dewole at>, rpd at
> Sent: Saturday, December 3, 2016 8:05:20 PM
> Subject: Re: [rpd] Policy Development Draft Agenda for AfriNIC 25
> Hi Sami, Dewole,
> I would like to congratulate both of you for the work which you have
> done as Working Group Chairs during the last public policy
> meeting.  I don't think that the two objections from a director of
> Afrinic Ltd were valid.  I preferred not to argue about that as it
> would make future discussions more difficult.
> I suggest requesting Afrinic Ltd to publish an analysis of the impact
> of each draft policy at least two weeks before the agenda for the
> public policy meeting is announced.  The purpose is to give the
> author of the draft policy enough time to make changes to the draft.
> It looked like the tradition of the Working Group is to rely on
> voting to take a decision.  Some of the decisions of the Working
> Group Chairs during the discussions were not clear.   There was an
> assessment from an independent law firm which contains an incorrect
> description of the policy development process.  I leave it to the
> members of Afrinic Ltd to see whether it would be useful to do
> anything about these implementation issues.
> Regards,
> S. Moonesamy

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