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[rpd] PDWG situation without co-chairs

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at
Tue Feb 9 18:37:55 UTC 2021

On 2/9/21 4:59 PM, Alan Barrett wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Feb 2021 at 17:32, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at> wrote:

>>> Yes, the last sentence of paragraph 20 of the Recall Committee's

>>> report is a suggestion; it is not binding: "The Committee suggests

>>> that the Board coordinate with the PDWG to find an adequate transition

>>> mechanism until the next election."

>> o This recommendation is outside the scope of the recall committee. It

>> need not give the Board a task again.

>> o The task of the Board ended with the appointment of the RC as per the

>> CPM, unless the PDWG assigns another task to it.

>> o The CPM states how vacancies should be filled. That is what needs to

>> be followed.

> The Recall Committee was well aware that what happens next was out

> of scope. Nevertheless, the Committee thought it appropriate to make

> a suggestion, which is not binding on anybody.



>> I must commend your committee for the depth of your work. I however

>> think a small detail should be avoided in the future (There will always

>> be a future, after a gate). specifically:


>> "8. In referring to the information obtained from AFRINIC’s staff and/or

>> those already available publicly, the Committee is mindful of its role

>> to act independently, impartially and with integrity; and as such, it

>> has at all times limited itself to the contents of the recall petition

>> and it has not taken into consideration, any fact not forming part of

>> the recall petition."


>> This means that the petition was the sole consideration and not even the

>> defense of the co-chairs, when sought. Facts are Facts, no matter where

>> they are.


>> Is this the design or a flaw?

> I can see how that paragraph can be interpreted as you suggest, but that was

> not the intended meaning of the paragraph. For allegations that were in the

> recall petition, the Recall Committee considered the response from the PDWG

> Chairs as well as other information. The Recall Committee did not consider

> any events that were unrelated to allegations in the recall petition.

Thank you very much Alan. Thank you.


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