[ppml] Afrinic and so-called sub-regional policies
theo at uniforum.org.za
Wed Oct 1 06:15:27 EDT 2003
On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 17:02, Michael.Dillon at radianz.com wrote:
> By doing this we are supporting Afrinic as an independent organization
> that is able to make its own policy decisions for its own members. I
> believe this is the only reasonable choice for ARIN members and it's not
> based on the contents of the policy but on the fact that it is a policy
> for Africans that was made by Africans. I don't believe that it sets any
> precedent for so-called sub-regions because this policy is actually about
> uniting the regions of a continent, not about subdividing. Internal North
> American issues are irrelevant to 2003-15. This is a unique situation that
> will not happen again and an opportunity for us to make a gesture of
> goodwill towards the ISPs in southern African countries.
> We have plenty of proposed policy changes to discuss that do have very
> real impacts on our organizations and we've spent too much effort already
> on 2003-15. Let's move on, rubberstamp the Afrinic proposal, and focus
> most of our energy on the North American issues that really matter.
Thank you Michael.
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