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[rpd] Last Call for "AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04 - Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC"

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Mon Jul 17 09:39:50 UTC 2017

On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Mark Tinka <mark.tinka at> wrote:
>>On 15/Jul/17 21:14, Jackson Muthili wrote:
>> The majority that are opposed to this proposal appear to not fully
>> understand the realities of the continent's needs and appear to be
>> mostly having business interests outside the continent or siding with
>> folks that have operations mostly outside the continent.
>> (I am trying to write this as diplomatically as possible and as
>> frustrating as this may sound, it starts to make sense if the PDP is
>> restricted only to paying members given that outputs from the process
>> mostly end up directly affecting members and their businesses)
> I find the above statement rather presumptuous, if not offensive, Jackson.
> I'd like to think I (and my employer) have a reasonable understanding of the
> realities of Africa, have the majority of our business within Africa, and
> have no alliances with other entities operating outside Africa for
> less-than-good reasons.

majority is what I wrote. i'm glad your employer is in the minority.


> The bottom line is that there is merit in what the policy proposal is trying
> to achieve. However, it's not going about it the right way in its current
> form. Take it back, work on it, and bring it back for community review, is
> my suggestion.
> Mark.

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