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[AfriNIC-rpd] Public Comments on the PDWG Co-Chair Candidate

McTim dogwallah at
Thu May 17 13:35:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:55 AM, Mark Elkins <mje at> wrote:
> I'm upset with what Paulos is doing. The positions (Board and PDP Chair)
> are obviously in conflict

In cases of conflict of interest, it is expected that Directors recuse
themselves from certain decisions.

This applies to all Boards of ALL orgs, not just ours.

 - a person should be able to see you can be
> one or the other - but not both - and not need explicit rules about it
> either. A true leader of our community should be able to see that and as
> a minimum step down from one of the appointments without jeopardising
> our process system.
> Paulos should be very aware he volunteered for a two year term as PDPWG
> Chair - as was the AfriNIC community. Its a two year term to provide
> overlap from one co-chair to the next - so there is continuity and
> stability in the PDP process. Yes, the community is in-charge of the PDP
> process - but we need a stable process from beginning to end.

I don't see how this makes us unstable...more interesting, yes, but
not in(un)stable.


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