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[rpd] [Community-Discuss] Lobbying Allegations against W

John Hay john at
Sun Jul 7 06:53:55 UTC 2019

Hi Sami and all the others,

It is interesting how different people can read the same paragraph and
understand it very differently. What I understood when I read Andrew's
email was more like this:

"Do not make a decision yet Mirriam. The community has not decided yet.
Just because there were a few vocally against it, does not mean the
community is against it."

Is it what he really meant? I do not know.



On Sun, 7 Jul 2019 at 08:02, Sami Salih <sami.salih at> wrote:

> Anderw


> While I can't support or oppose what Mirriam says, I didn't like the way

> you put your self as judge onbehave of the community. Pls revise your two

> sentences ("plenty members of this community who are just fine" and "opposition

> has been relatively limited").

> BR


> *Dr. Sami H.O. Salih*

> Assistant Prof, School of Electronics Engineering, SUST

> Head of R&D, NTC, SUDAN

> President of SDv6TF

> T/F: (249)122045707/187171355

> ------------------------------

> *From:* Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at>

> *Sent:* Saturday, July 6, 2019 7:06 AM

> *To:* mirriamlauren at; JORDI PALET MARTINEZ; rpd at

> *Subject:* Re: [rpd] [Community-Discuss] Lobbying Allegations against W



> Mirriam,




> I have just one question – why do you feel that you can talk on behalf of

> the community in the way that you are? You state:




> *Since Larus Foundation fellowship program is not popular within the

> community due to the issues raised by members of the community, my

> suggestion and I will repeat again, is that AFRINIC takes a central role

> with matters related to fellowship. Larus Foundation is better of working

> with AfriNIC, if indeed they mean well for this community. *




> Who is this community you refer to? Because – I’m pretty sure there are

> plenty members of this community who are just fine with what they have done

> – myself included – and in fact the opposition has been relatively

> limited. So – is the community suddenly just a few detractors? Does this

> mean I, and others like me, are not part of “the community”? I really get

> a little concerned when I pretty consistently see these grandiose

> statements on behalf of “the community” rather than stating individual

> opinions, or the opinions of a specific sub-set.




> Andrew



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