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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16
sm at resistor.net
Fri May 18 22:28:10 UTC 2012
At 07:55 18-05-2012, Owen DeLong wrote:
> As an example, the PDPWG Co-Chair discussions yesterday and
> today ultimately
> resulted in what I believe to be a very good outcome.
> However, the community
> spent a great deal of time arriving at that conclusion
> based on what appeared to
> be innuendo, suspicion and mistrust. It is my opinion that
> the community would
The events were as follows:
1. The NomCom Chair started the PDWG Chair election.
2. An individual objected to the election process on the ground
that the community previously expressed the wish that it wants
the ability to reject a candidate even if there is only one
candidate for a seat.
3. Several individuals expressed their views about what type of
candidate they would, in their opinion, be appropriate as
4. The PDWG Chair asked for a show of hands.
5. The community rejected the candidate (11/6).
6. The NomCom Chair asked for more candidates to volunteer for the PDWG
7. Several individuals who were present at the meeting volunteered.
8. One of those individuals was selected.
If there was suspicion or mistrust, that individual might have not
been selected as he was described as being new to the PDWG. If I
recall correctly, the community expressed the wish to ask the
candidate some questions. At a guess, the community asked the
individual who was eventually selected some questions. If there was
any difference, it was the fact that one candidate was available to
answer questions while the other wasn't.
Discussions can be contentious. This is not the first time
individuals from the community raised objections during an
election. The individuals are given the time to express their
opinions. The community as a whole decides on how to reach a
conclusion and reaches consensus on the decision. It also decides
about what it wants to discuss about.
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