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[rpd] Two more petitioners
saul at enetworks.co.za
Tue Dec 19 08:04:32 UTC 2017
I see that you too are now against this policy.
You mention your concern, as should all of ours, be about the lack of
broadband penetration in Africa, then how does limiting the access to
resources help? Preventing companies from getting resources hinders rather
than progresses the rollout of broadband.
From: Jacob Odame [mailto:jacobodame00 at gmail.com]
Sent: 19 December 2017 09:53 AM
To: Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at gmail.com>
Cc: AfriNIC Board of Directors' List <board at afrinic.net>; ceo at afrinic.net;
rpd <rpd at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [rpd] Two more petitioners
These arguments make sense.
On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 10:37 AM, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at gmail.com
<mailto:jacksonmuthi at gmail.com> > wrote:
On Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 12:55 AM, Andrew Alston
<Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com <mailto:Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com> >
> While I am sorely tempted to respond point to point in your email and give
> you a lesson in facts - I will not dignify this nonesense with such.
You are the convener of opposers. I am open to read those facts.
> I will however say this - this is the second time you have introduced a
> racially biased context into the PDP - and discounted the will of a
> significant portion of the member base - based of blatant unsubstantiated
> and inaccurate prejudice
Thank you for the comment.
The operative words in your comments are :- THE WILL OF A SIGNIFICANT
PORTION OF THE MEMBER BASE
You see this is where the crux of your argument lies and where the problem
In your other email you state this same notion that those opposing
contribute 30% of AfriNIC revenue.
- AfriNIC is a non profit company managing a critical resource (IPs)
that is the engine of the internet which the UN already declared a
basic human right.
- Because of this very nature AfriNIC cant sell IPs to highest
bidders in an open market when those highest bidders pay the most
revenue. Otherwise yes I will state again that if this was the case
South Africa as the strongest economy (or one of the strongest) would
just buy off AfriNIC and its miniature IPs and game closed.
- You ostentatiously state that every country should be heard equally.
Thank you for ignoring the fact that the internet penetration rates
and state of the economy in South Africa (where you have convened the
largest opposition) - although it can be better - is light years ahead
of the other 53 African economies whose interests this policy proposal
is trying to protect. To burry your head in the sand and ignore these
realities does not take them away.
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