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[rpd] Softlanding-Bis decision appeal

Pieter Meyer isp at
Fri Dec 1 09:22:22 UTC 2017

Good day,

Please add myself to the list of appellants


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From: Francois Swart [mailto:francois at]
Sent: Friday, 01 December 2017 11:15
To: Afrinic RPD
Subject: Re: [rpd] Softlanding-Bis decision appeal

Good day,

Please add myself to the list of appellants

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On Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Andrew Alston 
<Andrew.Alston at> wrote:

Hi All,

Considering the decision to take the soft-landing bis policy into last call 
yesterday – the following individuals wish to state that we are officially 
appealing the decision by the co-chairs in this regard:

Ben Maddison

Andrew Alston

Mark Elkins

Christopher Mwangi

Over the last 2 years there have been sustained and unaddressed objections 
to this policy.  There have been multiple requests by this community to 
withdraw this policy.  There was a statement by the authors in Mauritius 
that the policy would be withdrawn that was reneged.  The list archives 
clearly show that there was – and remains opposition to this policy.  The 
rules of the PDP are clear – consensus is not based on what is said at the 
floor of the meeting alone, but is derived from the sum total of comments 
and objections both on the floor and the lists – and includes any objections 
that are sustained and unaddressed.

While we are happy to engage with the chairs on this issue in the public 
forum that is this list – we also see little hope of resolution without 
going to the formal appeal committee should the chairs not decide to reverse 
their decision, which we believe was taken in error.

We also welcome any other individuals who wish to add their names to this 
appeal – and note that individuals wishing to do so, by the appeal process, 
are free to join the appeal process irrespective of their comments or lack 
of comments on the policy to date – since the appeal surrounds procedural 
error – rather than the content of the specific policy itself.

Further emails will follow in due course detailing the objections raised on 
the list and the floor of previous meetings that have never been addressed, 
and we will clearly demonstrate the error that was made in the consensus 

Further to this – any of the appellants reserve the right  to continue to 
contribute during the last call for the duration of the appeal and may 
continue to state their objections during the last call – so that in the 
event of this appeal failing – and consensus in last call being declared – 
the ground work is laid for a second appeal.

Yours Sincerely

Andrew Alston

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