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[rpd] Board Election 2017: Final Candidate Slate

Sander Steffann sander at
Mon May 22 13:12:17 UTC 2017

Hi Jackson,

> Op 22 mei 2017, om 10:31 heeft Jackson Muthili <jacksonmuthi at> het volgende geschreven:
> On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 2:14 AM, Sander Steffann <sander at> wrote:
>> stating that formal learning is globally accepted as being critical for leadership capabilities is far fetched.
> you are clearly as delusional as your statement above
> is this something you are wishing specifically on AfriNIC?
> when i look at your RIPE Board each individual is a distinguished
> achiever both academically and professionally. your chair studied at
> one of the best universities in the world.
>> Limiting it to some academic "elite" (which is what such requirements feel like to me to be honest) would be very bad for this community.
> why is it not bad for RIPE yet bad for AfriNIC??

That people with academic achievements end up on the board is fine. It would also have been fine if they did not have academic achievements. The members choose who they want on the board. But we never limited the choice to a arbitrary subset of the possible candidates. And I think it would be good for Afrinic to do the same.


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