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[rpd] Secretariat PDWG

diren at diren at
Mon Mar 1 14:09:11 UTC 2021

Greetings, I have collected document that you forwarded to me yesterday.
Sadly, some details are missing in it. You should add needed information.
You'll find your paper attached to the mail.

On 2021-02-28 15:34, Sami Ait Ali Oulahcen via RPD wrote:

> Hi Noah, > On Feb 28, 2021, at 15:22, Noah wrote: > > > > On Sun, 28 Feb

> 2021, 14:42 Sami Ait Ali Oulahcen via RPD, wrote: > Hi Mike, > > On 2/26/21

> 11:44 AM, Mike Silber wrote: > > > I just wonder if that is because they

> believe they have > > enough sock puppets on the mailing list to win an

> election? > > That must be it. Co-Chair election via voting has proven to

> be not ideal. The electorate should have a stake in the game. Letting

> random passersby whether in a room or on a mailing list is borderline

> irresponsible. The AfriNIC community has grown much larger than it used to

> be and anonymous voting has now reached its limit. > > > Hi Sami > >

> Actually when you read through Madhvi recent email to the WG, she indicated

> as part of AFRINIC staff impact analysis that; > > "The online election

> option will not allow us to guarantee the “one person - one vote” principle

> even using the February 2020 cut-off date (Note: This is the voters’

> register used for the PDWG Co-Chairs’ election 2020). Should this be a risk

> the PDWG is comfortable to accommodate, AFRINIC is ready to organise the

> election as per the final timeline which will need to be agreed upon

> between the PDWG, NomCom and Ecom." > > The concern and that of many

> participants even last year was that sock puppets accounts exist and no one

> can tell how many passive subscribers are real WG participants considering

> the spikes that were noted last year and posts from anonymous people that

> have become a norm. > > In any case, the rpd list is for participation is

> WG discussions as per the CPM and should never be used as a voter register

> with or without a cut-off period. > > By the way, what would stop a

> candidate for election from asking their family, friends, students and

> village mates from registering online as a voters? Would they also qualify

> as community members with interest in PDWG work.? Exactly. This why stake

> in the game is important. Even “one person - one vote” doesn’t guarantee

> fair elections. What would stop me from using 100 students to influence

> elections in a way or the other. > > Noah

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