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[rpd] unsolicited canvassing

Wed May 19 10:38:55 UTC 2021

Hi Lucilla,

This is quite simple:

Have you got a previous and explicit consent to send such emails from each of the persons that you emailed?




El 19/5/21 12:15, "lucilla fornaro" <lucillafornarosawamoto at> escribió:

Dear Jaco,

My email is a direct and private yet legit way to recommend a candidate. There isn't any form of harassment or coercion. I honestly cannot understand what made you feel uncomfortable.

What I find offensive is that you disclosed a private email and a private email address on the RPD. I would appreciate if you could refrain from doing that again. Thank you.


Il giorno mer 19 mag 2021 alle ore 18:26 Jaco Kroon <jaco at> ha scritto:

Dear All, and in particular Lucilla,

I would appreciate if you refrain from sending unsolicited emails such as the below:

Dear Ultimate Linux Solutions Team,

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is Lucilla, and I work for LARUS Foundation. It is a non-profit organization that was established in 2018. Our work consists of striving to increase public engagement in the process of Internet policy development to make sure the Internet infrastructure remains free and fair for the foreseeable future.

There is an important election on 4th June 2021, for the AFRINIC Board election.

I am sending you this email today, to ask you to vote for Mr. Paul Wollner, who is running for seat 5 in the board election. As we all know, voting is how we can make a positive change in our communities. The e-voting will be open on 20th May 2021.

Currently, AFRINIC is in a huge mess, the community needs to take action and change this difficult situation for the better. After all, our common goal is to make the internet stable in Africa.

I know Mr. Paul Wollner, he is a highly qualified candidate with multiple experiences in the Internet industry. With his expertise and commitment, having him as a chairperson can only contribute to the improvement of AFRINIC’s services. Also, Mr. Wollner lived, studied, and worked in South Africa, that said, he has the sufficient baggage and is aware of the specificities of our continent, in terms of Internet technicalities, legislations and needs.

I ask for your kind support to become changemakers.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,



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