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[rpd] Internet Number Resources Review Proposal

Dewole Ajao dewole at
Tue Dec 11 07:25:09 UTC 2018

No offence taken at all, Owen. Message processed as intended.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Owen DeLong" <owen at>
To: "dewole" <dewole at>
Cc: "rpd" <rpd at>
Sent: Sunday, December 9, 2018 11:20:45 PM
Subject: Re: [rpd] Internet Number Resources Review Proposal

It has been brought to my attention that my remarks below might be misinterpreted to be an insult and a sign of disrespect to the Co-chairs. Nothing could be further from my intent. 

In my culture we have a saying “it takes a bigger man to admit when he is wrong.”  My intent here was merely to recognize and praise the courage and integrity it took for the Co-chairs to step up as they have in this situation.

Theirs is not an easy job and I have sincere respect for it and for them in doing it. While I have had my differences with them, and likely will in the future, they are the kind of differences which can be held with mutual respect and an understanding that people of conscience can interpret the same set of facts differently and legitimately come to different conclusions without malice or contempt.

I sincerely apologize for any insult or ill will which may be attributed to my remarks. None was intended. 


> On Dec 9, 2018, at 08:07, Owen DeLong <owen at> wrote:
> Thank you Co-chairs for presenting a voice of reason and for your service to the community. Thank you also for correcting this mistake. 
> Owen
>> On Dec 8, 2018, at 23:22, Adewole Ajao <dewole at> wrote:
>> Dear PDWG members,
>> An update on the policy proposal “Internet Number Resources Review by AFRINIC”
>> At AFRINIC29 in Hammamet, we recommended that the above named proposal be sent to the rpd mailing list for a last call period. This was based on the fact that the issues regarding liability of AFRINIC as an organization appeared to have been cleared up by the authors working in conjunction with staff to edit the text. 
>> As a result of ongoing feedback from members however, our call in Hammamet is hereby reversed and the proposal returned for further discussion or until the 1-year timeout period (if no further update is provided). We again ask that the authors properly respond to any issue that has been raised on the list including the repeated ones and those indicating a complete divergence of opinions.
>> We however remind PDWG members of the need to be civil and stay within the bounds of policy related discussion. 
>> This serves as a notice regarding but not limited to repeatedly calling co-chairs insane, causing offence based on perceived difference in race, making (or planning to make) war, as well as dignifying inappropriate comments with responses. In future, such members will be moderated (with no SLA for processing moderated posts as it is unreasonable to violate the code of conduct and expect prompt processing of your posts). We would rather have everyone speak freely but irresponsible and inconsiderate speech here and on the community list has got to stop, please. 
>> Thank you,
>> PDWG Co-Chairs
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