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[rpd] Board Composition

Arnaud AMELINA amelnaud at
Tue May 3 16:40:40 UTC 2016

This is a valid point. The community has faith on Nomcom since the final
slate of the candidates is not yet available. The community expect the
Nomcom to take this argument in consideration for the interest of the
Le 3 mai 2016 15:39, "Owen DeLong" <owen at> a écrit :

> It has come to my attention that Mike Silber is running for the
> independent seat that is opening on the AfriNIC board in the next election.
> While I consider Mike to be an excellent candidate and believe he would be
> a true asset to the AfriNIC board, I have a concern that I must express.
> This concern has nothing to do with Mike himself, but rather is a concern
> about organizational structure.
> There are only 8 elected members of the AfriNIC board. If Mike Silber is
> elected, then 25% of the elected board seats would be held by employees of
> Liquid Telecom. Personally, I do not feel that the board can properly
> represent the diversity of the AfriNIC community if we allow multiple board
> seats to be held by representatives from the same organization. While I do
> not believe that Liquid has any sort of goal of organizational capture or
> any nefarious intent whatsoever, the reality is that if this is allowed,
> then it does create the possibility for some other organization to achieve
> a form of organizational capture.
> The board has tremendous authority and responsibility within the AfriNIC
> organization. As such, I think it is important to consider these generic
> structural issues seriously, no matter how much we may like and admire the
> candidates in question.
> Again, this is not personal. If it were, I’d be endorsing Mike rather than
> calling his candidacy into question. However, from a structural
> perspective, I think it is important that the community at least consider
> the issue.
> Owen
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