[Community-Discuss] Bylaws changes

Noah noah at neo.co.tz
Sun Nov 13 16:57:38 UTC 2016

On 13 Nov 2016 18:58, "Mark Elkins" <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
> Another option would be some form of proportional representation -
> similar to how some governments work - the more members (eligible
> voters) in a subregion - the more seats they can have from their
> subregion - ie follow the (income) money. Statistically, subregions with
> higher numbers of members will have a higher degree of diversity.

What diversity?

Fortunately AFRINIC is not a government afterall this kind of practise
would disenfrachise subregions/countries with less members from
representation if that is not already the case.

In fact I would argue that subregion with say less membership have more
representation if we were to ever go down such a road. [1]

> --
> Mark James ELKINS  -


[1] Just because South Africa or Kenya or Nigeria or Egypt or whatever
country has a stable and sound economy that can attract more membership
does not mean such countries should have more privileges. There are some
compeling political and economic reasons why some countries are still
playing catchup but their voice should always count.

By the way this should never be about income less we end up the way the UN
security council is run to the disadvantage of less powerful coutries.
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