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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Maina Noah mainanoa at
Mon May 21 12:59:25 UTC 2012

On 21 May 2012 15:46, Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at> wrote:

> 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:
> >> 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.
> AfriNIC is not for specific countries but for Africa and all its

> > 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

To me that would be dictatorship and there is no room for dictatorship in a
community driven organization like AfriNIC.
Yes a > number of membership is great for Afrinic's progress but is not
justification for countries with more stake at AfriNIC to assume the board
directorship and needless to say, are the folks from such countries with
greater number of LIR's actually
representing the community well on the board.?  or their intentions are
actually self-centered?

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