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

Kris Seeburn kseeburn at
Mon Jun 20 07:08:07 UTC 2011

Guess you are right Alan. Perhaps there is a need to review these as well.
I think Ashok will be the most appropriate on these grounds to understand
how these can be reviewed.

-----Original Message-----
From: Alan Barrett <apb at>
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2011 08:20:55 +0200
To: rpd <rpd at>
Subject: Re: [AfriNIC-rpd] Handover to new PDWG co-chairs

>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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