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[AfriNIC-rpd] Public Comments on the PDWG Co-Chair Candidate
Nii Narku Quaynor
quaynor at ghana.com
Thu May 17 13:55:53 UTC 2012
On May 17, 2012, at 12:55, Mark Elkins <mje at posix.co.za> wrote:
> I'm upset with what Paulos is doing.
No emotions, please
> The positions (Board and PDP Chair)
> are obviously in conflict - 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.
> On Thu, 2012-05-17 at 11:10 +0000, Douglas Onyango wrote:
>> On 17 May 2012 09:45, McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> IF Paulos chose to relinquish his seat as co-chair, this would put the
>>>>> PDPWG is a really precarious situation.
>>> @ Douglas, not precarious at all, WE are the pdwg, we select co-chairs
>>> to follow us, not to lead!
>> McTim, I meant precarious from a continuity perspective. here is the
>> scenario i had in mind:
>> Our only candidate who isn't familiar with PDPWG activity or its
>> running manages to get elected as co-chair....Paulos relinquishes his
>> seat which is also taken up by another individual not very familiar
>> with the process.........
>> I know the PDP allows for replacing a candidate, but this wasn't my
>> core concern; mine is with continuity, which is why the staggered
>> terms are in the process.....
>> If the situation I describe above plays out, the continuity clause or
>> any other won't remedy this situation. This is why I alluded to
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