[Community-Discuss] Confusion...

Andrew Alston Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com
Wed Jul 19 01:26:23 UTC 2017


Let me state this plainly and categorically – at this point – I have *NO* plans to run for re-election to the AFRINIC board, and I am here, publically committing, that I will not run again next year (or the year after for that matter), beyond that, who knows, time changes – but believe not a word I say, then at least believe this – I have zero desire to return to the board at this point in my life – since I believe that the questions that need to be asked at this point are better articulated from the floor and being on said board would merely constrain my ability to ask the questions I need answered and push for the answers I believe this community needs.


From: "Marcus K. G. Adomey" <madomey at hotmail.com>
Date: Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at 03:18
To: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC <community-discuss at afrinic.net>
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Confusion...

Hi Andrew,

Whenever I read in your emails that you are the fighting for transparency and accountability, I smile because it is obvious that they are empty words to you and you use them for electoral purposes. You don't mean them deep from within your heart. How can you tell me that you want to ensure that there is transparency and accountability on how money are spent when you are fighting against the transparency and accountability on the distribution and use of the resources that generated those monies. Your stand on the Review Policy is one of the instances.

Honestly, your total transparency and accountability is not even partial but rather mischievous. The election process for AfriNIC board membership has just ended. A new one has not yet started, so spare us with the demagogic use of “transparency and accountability”.



From: Andrew Alston <Andrew.Alston at liquidtelecom.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 6:40:44 AM
To: Marcus K. G. Adomey
Cc: General Discussions of AFRINIC
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Confusion...

I realized after it was pointed out that this had not gone to the list - so re-sending


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From: Andrew Alston <andrew.alston at liquidtelecom.com<mailto:andrew.alston at liquidtelecom.com>>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 08:08
Subject: Re: [Community-Discuss] Confusion...
To: Sander Steffann <sander at steffann.nl<mailto:sander at steffann.nl>>, Marcus K. G. Adomey <madomey at hotmail.com<mailto:madomey at hotmail.com>>

Markus -

You say that I am in a different orbit - so let me state what orbit I am in -

I want total transparency - both on governance and financial issues
I want to know how the money we as members is being spent and that it is well spent and justified - particularly considering that for large members the fees as in excess of 20 times the costs paid by RIPE members
I want to be assured if our elected representatives are traveling on our dime - that the travel is justified and in the benefits of the members the organization is meant to serve
I want to be assured that the board and the executive are at all times adhearing to the bylaws which we, as members, approved
I want to be assured that the company operates to the letter of the law and to be assured that the actions they take do not create legal risk which may threaten the organization
I want to ensure that the policies of the organization actually contribute to the growth of internet penetration on the continent, and do not merely serve to protect isps, but actually serve the general population of our continent.
I want to ensure that the company is delivering on its mandate as clearly defined in section 3 of the bylaws.

That my friend - is my orbit - so - if we are in different orbits - please - tell me yours and how it conflicts with the above - explain it to me - after all - do we not operate on a principal that dialog solves problems and builds consensus?


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