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[rpd] Appeal against softlanding-bis declaration of consensus

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Thu Jan 11 04:58:46 UTC 2018

On Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 8:52 PM, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> Still nobody has actually addressed the substance of our arguments against
> the proposal. Do you have any answer to the issue of unfairness raised
> repeatedly with regard to the way in which a 24 month waiting period does
> not protect those in line, but those not yet in line at the expense of
> providers which need more than a /18 for continued growth? Do you have any
> response to the merits of my demonstration that it doesn’t even have to
be a
> particularly large provider or a large deployment in order to require more
> than a /18 every 2 years?

Those not yet in line are the largest chunk in Africa not in America - the
community you operate and live in. If you want the tiny few in line to
gobble up everything, I must remind you again that AfriNIC resource
distribution environment is not a capitalist approach where its an open
shop for who has the money to come buy, deplete and go make a killing at
the detriment of the upcoming and majority existing others that will
happily be protected in that 24 month window. The tiny few will have
complaints. The mostly others on the continent will be protected. This
situation now is no longer a free market but a period of responsible
custody of a scarce public resource. (The resource is not for a wealthy few
but : for the *public*).

You may think different but this does not make the current situation of
scarcity against a largely unconnected community go away. Think fair
distribution not capitalism and open/free market.

A scarce public resource cannot be carelessly doled out irresponsibly for
monetary gains of a privileged few. Sorry.

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