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[rpd] Breach of AFRINIC Code of Conduct.

Arnaud AMELINA amelnaud at
Mon Nov 15 11:47:09 UTC 2021

Owen, inutile de défendre l'indéfendable, quelques explications ci-dessous
qui pourraient t'aider à mieux comprendre la décision des Co-chairs.

Le lun. 15 nov. 2021 à 10:20, Owen DeLong via RPD <rpd at> a
écrit :

> 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

AFRINIC staff : est constitué d'individus donc de personnes, et ce
commentaire n'en est pas un mais  se présente comme une affirmation contre
des personnes qui composent le Staff, donc pas une personne, mais contre
plusieurs personnes à la fois, c'est encore plus grave.

> 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.

Tes façons de t'exprimer sont parfois méprisantes pour les gens, ce que
démontrent clairement les deux phrases soulignées par les co-chairs. Tu
peux t'exprimer sans manquer de respect à qui que ce soit et c'est ce à
quoi on t'invite.

> Owen
> 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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