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[AfriNIC-rpd] Handover to new PDWG co-chairs

Alan Barrett apb at
Mon Jun 20 06:20:55 UTC 2011

On Sat, 18 Jun 2011, nii quaynor wrote:
>On Jun 16, 2011, at 3:57 PM, Mark Elkins wrote:
>> Board members are simply (full) members of the Company.
>> Those who have resources from AfriNIC are also (associate) Members.
>> Members can vote, provide policy - etc - just like the share holders of
>> a 'normal' company.
>> Staff at a 'normal' company don't usually have that type of privilege
>> unless they are shareholders.
> Why are the LIRs associate. What has happened to community oversight
> for major decisions including approving reports if the real members have
> become associates. Who would have the last word on oversight of AfriNIC
> if the resource users are the associates.

There is a very confusing mismatch in terminology.  In terms of the
way the community sees AfriNIC, there are a whole lot of members, and
a few directors.  In terms of the way AfriNIC Ltd is registered under
Mauritian law, there are a whole lot of "associate members" and a few
"full members" who are also directors.

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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