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

Alan Barrett alan.barrett at
Mon Jul 31 10:55:56 UTC 2017

> On 31 Jul 2017, at 14:25, Jean-Baptiste MILLOGO <jbmillogo at> wrote:
> Dear  Co-chairs,
> While trying to clear the understandings of the legal risks and  determine the way forward, we  provided  some responses to legal assessment and expected clarifications and feedbacks.
> Legal seems to refuse any further engagement as stated below.

My understanding is that AFRINIC’s legal adviser has written an assessment of the legal risks of the current proposal (AFPUB-2016-GEN-001-DRAFT-04), and spent some time (in Nairobi in June) meeting with one of the authors to explain the legal issues.  Since that time, no revised draft has been presented that addresses the issues, so there’s nothing further for the legal adviser to comment on.  I don’t think it’s a refusal to engage.

I have no objection to allowing the AFRINIC legal adviser to work with the authors of the proposal to produce a revised draft that addresses the legal risks.  In fact, I think that it would be very useful.  Unless there are objections from the community, I suggest that the authors should approach the legal adviser for assistance in preparing a revised draft proposal.   I have discussed this idea with the legal adviser, and he is agreeable.

Alan Barrett

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