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[rpd] Opposing the last call made on the review policy

Lu Heng at
Mon Dec 3 14:52:00 UTC 2018

Very well said Owen, +1

Owen DeLong <owen at>于2018年12月3日 周一22:49写道:

> On Dec 3, 2018, at 04:53, Sami Salih <sami.salih at> wrote:
> Andrew
> Did you counted how many times you used the word "appeal" in last two days
> ?
> Instead of threatening the community with this legal proccess would you
> please try to believe in the people in the community and contribute to
> enhance the mentioned proposal and the process as a whole as you confirm
> some of your questions has been answered.
> Sami,
> I won’t speak for Andrew, but as I have repeatedly stated, the only way to
> enhance this proposal to acceptance is to abandon it. The proposals intent
> is contrary to the mission of AfriNIC.
> The fact that you can state that enhancing the proposal is the only
> legitimate form of discourse on it shows that you have bought in with bias
> to the authors rhetoric.
> It is perfectly legitimate to object to a proposal and call for its
> withdrawal or abandonment in lieu of providing changes that can make it
> more palatable. Modifications to this proposal would be like lipstick on a
> pig. The proposal is flawed to the core and should not become policy.
> Finally, I'm here to defend the proccess but not the content of any
> proposal and as co-chair I stand in a similar distance from all opinions.
> Except you clearly don’t in that as co-chair, you tried to silence
> opposition to this proposal as repetitive while allowing support (or in
> some cases opposition to the opposition) to repeat themselves without
> interruption.
> The fact that you and the other co-chair declared consensus on an
> unmodified proposal with multiple unaddressed objections remaining from
> Dakar, many of which were repeated in Hammamet and additional new
> objections expressed on the list and in Hammamet as well is clear evidence
> that there is an issue here. As such, if the co-chairs won’t live up to
> their mandate and recant their erroneous decision to send this to last
> call, then what other choice, what other legitimate Avenue is open to us
> besides the appeal process?
> That appeal process, by the way, is an internal procedure and not a legal
> proceeding. No one is talking about suing AfriNIC over this (yet).
> Now, please go back with your other co-chair and review the record,
> recognize your mistake, own up to it, and recant this decision so that we
> don’t have to appeal it.
> This is me trying to work with the Co-chairs to resolve the problem before
> working in the appeal process.
> Will you cooperate?
> Owen
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