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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Jackson Muthili jacksonmuthi at
Mon May 21 12:46:41 UTC 2012

On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM, Maina Noah <mainanoa at> wrote:
> On 21 May 2012 14:36, Simon M. Balthazar <sbalthazar at> wrote:
>> On 21/05/2012 12:03, Andrew Alston wrote:
>> >
>> > Firstly, I believe we should change the bylaws to specifically outlaw
>> > the holding of more than 5 proxies by any individual (potentially less once
>> > e-voting is actually functional)
>> > Secondly, there is another loophole where a candidate can be "appointed"
>> > as a contact for an organization on a temp. basis in order to allow them to
>> > directly cast that organizations vote without the use of a proxy, this was
>> > clearly obviously when one candidate produced no less than *7* votes, this
>> > has to be fixed.  No candidate should be allowed to cast more than 2 or 3
>> > votes (number up to the community), else this will be the next source of
>> > abuse of the voting system.
>> I don't believe limiting number of proxies  per  individual will change
>> anything. I'm of the opinion we limit voting per zones i.e. If we are
>> electing board members from North, then we let Afrinic members from
>> North select who they want to represent them. Lets eliminate such
>> situations where West Africans are represented by a member whose
>> majority of his/her votes comes from South.
> Unfortunately for this, it would mean, Countries with more LIR's or rather
> Afrinic members than the others, would stand the better chance of
> re-electing individuals from their respective countries elections-after-elections.

If they have a more representation in term of membership and IP
addresses, I do not see why those countries would not deserve a larger
stake towards running afrinic.

> A case for instance of a candidate from say Boswana competing with one from
> .za for the Southern African Region OR .ke vs .rw for the East African
> Region.

Let the south African candidate win! South afruca may be has 80% of
afrinic's membership and IP addresses. I say let more than 80% of the
board be from .za the largest stakeholder in afrinic

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