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[rpd] Accountability assessment

sm+afrinic at sm+afrinic at
Thu Jul 7 11:55:39 UTC 2016

Hi Noah, Badru,
At 09:22 06-07-2016, Noah wrote:
>Who elects the directors, do they elect themselves?

The directors of Afrinic Ltd are elected by the members of Afrinic Ltd.

>Whose interests do they serve?

One of the powers of the directors of the company is to "determine 
the guidelines for the allocation of address space to members in line 
with the member driven Policy Development Process".

>What where they before they became directors?

The directors were members of the company.

>Are they now so special now all over sudden and cant consult the 
>same community "resource members + non" who elected them? [1]

The "non" (in the above) does not elect the directors.  Section 6(d) 
of the RSA states that the members of Afrinic Ltd will follow the 
policies adopted by this group and follow global 
policies.  Membership fees, for example, are not set through policies 
which are adopted by this group.  Membership fees is usually a matter 
discussed between the members who pay those fees.  A member usually 
does not vote for a director if the member is dissatisfied with the 
decisions taken by the director.  That is the accountability angle.

At 00:07 07-07-2016, Badru Ntege wrote:
>The company belongs to the community at large under the custody of 
>current members who then elect a board.   It should never be seen as 
>a top down issue.

If the company belongs to this group there would be a document about 
that.  The only "agreement" up to now is the one where the company 
agrees that its members will follow the policies adopted by this 
group.  There is a discussion about that in the mailing list archives.

S. Moonesamy  

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