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[rpd] Appeal Committee Terms of Reference (Version 1)

Ademola Osindero ademola at
Sat Aug 12 10:58:27 UTC 2017

Dear All,

I very much share Eddy’s sympathy on the deteriorated state of this
collaboration. We cannot pretend all is fine and expect to move further
with any proposal. Neither can we venture down the lane of exploring
sanctions. The community is meant to be an egalitarian society and
appointed leaders are only chosen to help steer the wheel of affairs.

Like in all conflicts, if we allow this enmity to continue, it will be
total chaos for Afrinic. I do second the option of calling for an emergency
resolution meeting to hold either virtually or at a physical location. Let
us all work together to douse the growing tension. More so, this community
has grown over the years with several people coming on board. We have to
learn to listen to divergent views.

Ademola Osindero

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Lopworks Limited
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On 12 August 2017 at 11:05:28, Eddy Kayihura (ekayihura at wrote:

Hi All,

I have to admit it is very sad to see where we have reached at as a

I have friends from both sides that seems to be at war and I have failed to
understand what is at stake. Maybe I am not looking hard enough or have not
searched deep enough.

In a family, when there is conflict and people still do want to keep the
family fabric alive, people sit down and discuss matters sometimes with
neutral wise men (and women in our generation).

Do you think there is still a small chance for our community to stay
united? We don't need to agree on all but should keep the interests of the
community at heart.

These debates have become so toxic that it is hard to focus on what's
important. With this bottom up process we don't distribute red cards and
everyone can add his sauce on the mix (even me with no understanding on the
discussed topic :-)

I don't think we are a community that can evolve with consensus any more
since we have allowed these diverging opinions and camps to divide us so
much. It is no longer what it used to be: "a group of geeks working
together for the good of the Internet as well as the continent."

My humble proposal is to zoom out a bit and seat at a virtual round table
with the intention to dilute each sides toxic glass.

Not sure how this would work but hope the wise men and women can know how
to moderate such debate.

Hoping we still have those wise persons in this community...

My 2 cents...

On Aug 11, 2017 12:20 PM, "Noah" <noah at> wrote:

> On 11 Aug 2017 5:23 a.m., "Owen DeLong" <owen at> wrote:
> I understand why you think these are better, but I will agree to disagree.
> Owen,
> The board asked for suggestions and I have shared different options we can
> explore and I didnt expect you personally to agree with these suggestions
> even a bit considering your openly biased view point ref: the matter.
> I think any of those constructs would result in factional distrust of the
> outcome of the process.
> Can you please elaborate fully this factional distrust you assume. Dont
> you think you contribute to it?
> Cheers,
> Noah
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