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[rpd] Breach of AFRINIC Code of Conduct.

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Nov 15 10:19:15 UTC 2021

For it to be a personal attack as defined in b(3), it would have to be against a person. I made a general comment about the conduct of the AFRINIC staff and not a specific statement about an individual. It is an accusation of misconduct and not a personal attack.

I suppose an argument can be made that it is impolite to make such an accusation under b(1), but I think that is a stretch.


> On Nov 14, 2021, at 23:48 , PDWG Chair <dacostadarwin at> wrote:
> Dear Owen DeLong, 
>  We refer to your messages dated  13 November 2021  posted on the rpd mailing list
> <> 
> <> 
> and in particular the following text :
> “Despite staff’s willingness to assert rules which don’t exist in the bylaws and attempt to extort bribes based on artificial claims of contract violations,”
> “by calling out the corruption and misdeeds of the staff and board”
> We consider that such statements constitute a breach of Clauses B(1) & (3) of the AFRINIC’s Code of Conduct ( <> ).
> This is a first warning that you should refrain from making such disrespectful/defamatory comments in regard to the Staff and AFRINIC Board .
> Your behaviour will be monitored and further actions will be taken should you breach the Code of Conduct. 
> Regards,
> PDWG Co-Chairs.

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