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[AfriNIC-rpd] NomCom at AFRINIC-16

Andrew Alston alston.networks at
Tue May 22 19:10:00 UTC 2012

Hi All,

The simple fact in my view is that sadly, what is broken goes beyond the
simple rules and bylaws.  Yes, the bylaws and rules need to be changes to
avoid the abuse of loopholes which allow people to act outside of the will
of the community, and I hope to see this happen. But more to the point,
what I saw in Gambia was a huge amount of factionalization and large
political undercurrents that distract from the real issues.

Until we fix this people will continue to attempt to use the political
process to advance their own agendas. The sad fact is, fixing the rules
should be the easy part, fixing the various factions is far harder.

With regards to the bylaws though, I looked a minute ago at the submitted
comments on the bylaw revisions and with all this debate going on, was
shocked to find that there were only two submitted comments, both mine!

The PDP list has become far more active since Dar Es Salaam but when there
is a call for comments on the bylaws and there are no comments, I once
again worry about community involvement. It is well and good for all of us,
myself included, to sit here and state the problems, but if we don't submit
comments through the right channels nothing will change!

I therefore appeal to you all to please let your voices be heard, lets fix
the rules and at the same time work on working together as a community on
the real business of AfriNIC.



P.S sorry for any typos and formatting errors, enabling from a phone is a
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