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[rpd] Serving the Community is not a choice when they call

Badru Ntege badru.ntege at
Wed Dec 5 15:34:42 UTC 2018



The Community asked you back because they value your contribution.  And I’m sure many still do.


Mediocrity rarely gets noticed or highly challenged and criticized.   You are way above that and you will get the criticism and challenges.


I would suggest that we look beyond any seemingly personal messages and look at the substantive merits of whatever is being discussed.   


We work in a factual space and its not how loud the noise might be but how valid the content is.


You have an unenviable role where whatever decision you make you please some people while displeasing other people.  


This happens in a community where sometimes community is only 20 people or even less.


I think here the board needs to come in and pronounce itself on which direction to take to resolve this. 


I do not think as members we should continue the debate as history tells us when we debate we have a tendency of going bellow the belt to make our point.


Co-Chair has done his role.  


Lets repect his decision and use the other prescribed avenues to ultimately arrive at the community desired outcome.









From: Sami Salih <sami.salih at>
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 3:55 PM
To: "rpd at" <rpd at>
Subject: [rpd] Serving the Community is not a choice when they call


Hi community,

If you may recall, before Dakar meeting I decided to not continue as co-chair as my term comes to end on Dakar. 

I sent an email to this list early before the nominations started to encourage people to stand for this position, however the candidate list was too short. And you all followed what happened in Dakar during the election of the PDWG Co-chair, and because I know very will it's a tough task to be managed by a single chair I offered to continue either for 6 months or for full term.

It's really very sad that some people declared that "they choose to not participate" to serve the community, please refer to this link ( @ [10:27:11] , but the worst thing is those people are trying very hard to negatively affect our organization. But I will remind them that the power of the community will never tolerate any attempt to sabotage the unity of the continent.

For me it's much better to serve the community as a community member given any volunteer position may restrict my replies.

On another note, I can't understand how people that failed to hold similar voluntary positions will use such huge effort to destroy the same organization they served before.

I remain at the service of the community on any place they feel I can positively contribute to the best of the community.


Best Regards,


Dr. Sami H.O. Salih
Assistant Prof, School of Electronics Engineering, SUST
Head of R&D, NTC, SUDAN
President of SDv6TF
T/F: (249)122045707/187171355




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