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[rpd] Report of the Soft Landing isuue
dewole at forum.org.ng
Sun Mar 26 17:37:08 UTC 2017
Thanks for contributing, Honest.
To clarify, the community is being encouraged to pick up areas of
previous discussion that are clearly of benefit and put new submissions
forward. It has already been demonstrated beyond doubt that there is/was
no agreement on existing/withdrawn proposals.
It appears that we have an offer to draft a provision to ensure new
entrants (latecomers) to IP addressing can have some limited quantity of
IPv4 addresses for a while into the future. Regardless of the previous
proposals, co-chairs' assessment is that previous community discussions
agree on this. Anyone who is available to make a contribution to such a
draft can reach out to Mark Elkins (Is that okay, Mark?). There is more
to benefit from collaborating on a single draft rather than spewing out
Community members who are interested in volunteering toward other
improvements should please feel free to step forward.
Adopting a do-nothing position because of a notion that there cannot be
cooperation is simply not in the best interests of AFRINIC or the
Internet community at large.
On 26/03/2017 12:45, Honest Ornella GANKPA wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> From my point of view, I don’t see anything sad about it. I see
> progress and an opportunity to improve our PDP process.
> The Co-Chairs have done a good job of presenting the main points of
> the discussions we had. Why not contribute or comment on that as
> One lesson I learned from this is that we should try not to have 2
> proposals dealing with the same issue in the PDP. What we should do is
> work as a community to improve or reject proposals that are submitted.
> Another proposal from you does not make sense to me especially as your
> team refused to cooperate with the Co-chairs. As far as I understand,
> because you withdrew your policy, softlanding-bis is currently the
> policy under consideration.
> We can react to the feedback at https://goo.gl/AWCCWd and update the
> policy. If there are no constraints, we could even do this without the
> authors, have the Co-chairs act as editors and make this a real
> community process.
> What we must not do is waste even more of everyone's time and
> Co-chairs effort in getting us to this point.
> Best regards
> Honest Ornella GANKPA
> 2017-03-24 21:46 GMT+01:00 Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za
> <mailto:mje at posix.co.za>>:
> That's a bit sad.
> I've been involved in a number of proposals, both some successful
> (IPv6 /48, AnyCast) and some not (Inter-regional Transfer - which
> I withdrew). I believe that there is a need to re-address some
> parts of the Soft Landing Proposal and I'm thick-skinned enough to
> give this a try.
> I believe that proposals since the Soft landing proposal was first
> proposed (and that wasn't a quick task) along with what has been
> learned by watching other regions and by some of our own proposals
> will allow our community to better shape the Soft Landing Proposal
> to something that will allow some limited but crucial IPv4
> resources to last a fare bit longer into the future for new
> entrants into this world of Internet Addresses.
> On 24/03/2017 22:08, Arsène Tungali wrote:
>> Hi everyone.
>> Though we still have 3 days to go (out of the 7 suggested by the
>> Co-chairs to hear from the community on their suggestion),
>> As a newbie in the PDP process, I have the impression that we
>> (community) will not be able to move ahead with this work as per
>> the wonderful suggestion by co-chairs. If this wonderful idea was
>> supported by the community, there should have been someone to
>> take the lead (already).
>> In my opinion, since no one from the community has stepped in to
>> work on a merged policy, I would suggest co-chairs to just leave
>> this and declare it a dead proposal. There is no interest in
>> working on a merged proposal given that original authors were not
>> able to come together and produce something as we all agreed in
>> Mauritius. This is frustrating and I hope we take lessons from
>> this experience for the future.
>> **Arsène Tungali**
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>> Check the 2016 State of Internet Freedom in DRC report
>> 2017-03-22 22:09 GMT+02:00 ALAIN AINA <aalain at trstech.net
>> <mailto:aalain at trstech.net>>:
>> Dear Community
>> We thank the co-chairs for the efforts put in managing the
>> soft landing update’s process incepted by the 2 policy
>> proposals. We also thank the community for the intensive
>> discussions and contributions.
>> We have contributed to the post-Mauritius initiative from the
>> co-chairs on this update to the softlanding and remain
>> available for any further actions required from us.
>> We still believe that amending certain aspects of the
>> current soft landing policy adopted in 2011, is a good
>> thing to do, despite the time wasted and the fact that
>> AFRINIC v4 pool showing 1.077 /8 available, which means the
>> soft landing may be triggered anytime soon.
>> We hope that the community has learnt a lot from this process
>> and consider the main lesson here to be, the fundamental
>> principle of policies/standards' development, which is that
>> when a proposal is on the table to address an issue and has
>> been accepted for discussion, it becomes community's
>> document, aiming to be improved by the community up to
>> adoption, rejection or withdrawal.
>> Softlanding-bis Co-authors
>> > On Mar 20, 2017, at 10:24 PM, SamiSalih <sami at ntc.gov.sd
>> <mailto:sami at ntc.gov.sd>> wrote:
>> > Dear AfriNIC Community,
>> > Greetings from the PDWG Co-chairs,
>> > Many of you may have followed the proceedings of the two
>> conflicting proposals addressing IPv4 exhaustion.
>> > At the last meeting in Mauritius, authors of both IPv4
>> run-out management proposals agreed to consider working
>> together to develop an improved proposal.
>> > We regret to inform you that despite several efforts, both
>> groups of authors were unable to collaborate towards a joint
>> > As that process is deadlocked, the co-chairs have put
>> together some of the major points in discussions raised over
>> multiple meetings and mailing list discussions. Because the
>> community has made many valid observations on improvements
>> that could be made to the status quo, we hereby suggest that
>> these be assessed by the community with a view to presenting
>> a proposal that better manages the exhaustion of IPv4 resources.
>> > Some examples of recommended improvements include
>> consideration for new entrants, IPv6 transition provisions,
>> and repurposing of reserves for the "unforeseen".
>> > To avoid entering a loop similar to what we recently
>> encountered, there is a need to concentrate our efforts on a
>> joint solution. Can we discuss and let the co-chairs assist
>> with the draft of a proposal that contains only areas that
>> have rough consensus?
>> > If there are areas on which consensus cannot be reasonably
>> reached, those can be left out of the policy update proposal.
>> Although the resulting proposal may be treated under the
>> emergency provisions of the PDP due to time sensitivity of
>> the subject matter, the ideal situation would be for the
>> draft update to be received before the next PPM.
>> > Although the PDP does not expressly require the above, we
>> trust that all community members will be reasonable and work
>> together constructively rather than seek to frustrate any
>> efforts that do not align with their viewpoints.
>> > The extracts from discussions till date are at
>> https://goo.gl/AWCCWd and we would like to receive feedback
>> and suggestions from the community
>> > over the next 7 days.
>> > Regards,
>> > AfiNIC PDP Co-chairs
>> > Dr. Sami Salih | Assistant Professor
>> > Sudan University of Science and Technology
>> > Eastern Dum, P.O Box 11111-407
>> > email: sami.salih at sustech.edu <mailto:sami.salih at sustech.edu>
>> > Mob: +249122045707 <tel:%2B249122045707>
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