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[rpd] The need to review the existing soft landing policy (was Re: Two more petitioners)

Jacob Odame jacobodame00 at
Sat Dec 30 09:32:52 UTC 2017

You are correct Kangamutima.

The motive and intentions of that group is clear.


2017-12-29 15:36 GMT+03:00 Kangamutima zabika Christophe <
funga.roho at>:

> For me, the problem is that, given the current procedure,
> a detractor can contact a small group of friends to raise objections in
> all directions just to block a proposal indefinitely. And in the case of
> the proposal of soft landing. The protesters themselves claim to judge
> the objectivity of their arguments.
> They think that the more they comment, the more they insist, the more they
> are right.
> They do not take the step back to analyze the arguments of the working
> group first.
> In addition, when you want to promote a group of people or entities you
> must first weigh their interests against the priorities of this continent.
> In the spirit of this proposal, the authors want to perpetuate the growth
> of the Internet in Africa, but with safeguards,
> we are not a digital jungle where poachers armed with resource demands
> would voraciously squander the digital resources of our continent.
> And besides in all these discussions I did not read any interlocutors who
> spoke about the ISPs who still hold enormous amounts of the unabsorbed
> digital resources (even coming from other RIRs in some cases) as it is the
> case. Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and other
> countries in the region.
> I recognize that in view of his career Owen has a transcendent view of the
> issue, but he does not contextualize the problem correctly in relation to
> local realities.
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