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[rpd] Appeal on AFPUB-2016-V4-001-DRAFT-07 Softlanding policy

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Mar 5 16:34:16 UTC 2018

Whether you recognize it or not, your message is an unwarranted ad hominem attack on the appeals committee. Originally I was not going to dignify it with a response, but since you come back to defend it without even recognizing it for what it is, I feel compelled to respond. 

The process worked as intended and arrived at a fair and just outcome. There was no consensus for this policy proposal. There was significant, substantial, sustained objection to it. Im sorry you don’t like that, but the use of hate speech and racist rhetoric to express your sour grapes about that fact have no legitimate place in a civilized debate over issues of substance. 

It is time to accept the final decision on this matter and move forward as a community. If you still believe such a policy is needed, your time would be better spent finding ways to address the flaws reported in the previous proposal and submitting a new proposal to the community for further debate. Insulting those who have donated their time and effort to serve the community is as unseemly as it is useless to the process. 


> On Mar 5, 2018, at 08:15, Kangamutima zabika Christophe <funga.roho at> wrote:
> Je n'ai fais qu'user de mon droit de m'exprimer. Dans mes propos, il n y a aucune insulte, injures propos discourtois. Je réaffirme tous mes propos, j'en a endosse la responsabilité. Quant à celui qui a parlé d'impérialisme, pourquoi devrais je définir ce qu'il est déjà dans un dictionnaire, s'il se retrouve parmi ceux-là qu'il aille juste savourer son champagne parceque leurs manigances ont abouti à cette décision inique.
> Je n’arrêterai de m'exprimer que le jour où on m'excluera de cette espace de libre expression. Du moment où, mes propos reflètent les convictions de beaucoup des membres qui ont préféré gardé le silence face cette Bérézina.
> 05.03.2018, 13:58, "Mark Elkins" <mje at>:
>>> On 05/03/2018 14:42, Sander Steffann wrote:
>>>  Hello,
>>>>  Op 5 mrt. 2018, om 12:32 heeft Kangamutima zabika Christophe <funga.roho at> het volgende geschreven:
>>>>  Chers membres du comité, votre lecture tronquée et partisane des procédures vous dénoue de toute objectivité dans votre jugement.
>>>  Can you please refrain from insulting the members of the committee? It's very unbecoming. They are volunteers for this community, and spend a significant of time and effort for the good of all of us. I realise it is frustrating that their findings don't align with yours, but insulting their objectivity is really not appropriate.
>>>  Cheers,
>>>  Sander
>> Thanks Sander - I was about to suggest the same.
>> Was this person's e-mails to this list not meant to be vetted before
>> publication - or was that someone else?
>> If not, I think they should be.
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