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[rpd] AFRINIC PDWG Co-Chair Selection Timeframe

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat Apr 30 22:13:54 UTC 2022

> On Apr 29, 2022, at 05:00, Arnaud AMELINA <amelnaud at> wrote:
> Dear Daniel, 
> the problem with Physical persons present at the meeting is we repeat the mistakes of Kampala where people are shipped into the meeting room during the PPM and given tags and food to vote for certain candidates.  

You refer to this happening in Kampala, but you offer no evidence.

I will refer to this happening in Nairobi and in Dakar where the people brought in most definitely supported the same outcomes that you supported at those meetings. I think we have a pot here attempting to insult a kettle.

> This people often dont even know what AFRINIC or the PDP is and last time we witnessed even National Antems being sang by a crowd that came in to specifically vote for certain candidates

You have a problem with members of a community showing national pride when one of their countrymen is elected?

How does this show a disregard for the process or a lack of knowledge of what AFRINIC or the PDP is?

> AFRINIC also reported an influx of registration on RPD mailing list which can not be used as a voter register considering the number of sockpuppets who have since registered on the list but are not active participants

Please define your criteria for calling people “sock puppets” and please explain who they are and what evidence you have of sock puppetry. You are making vague and blanket accusations without evidence. I realize that this sort of FUD often seems to play well
for you, so it is no surprise that you continue to resort to it, but seriously, do you have any evidence to back up these stories, or are
you simply continuing in your role as an author of fiction for the sake of demagoguery?

> Do you want to become a co-chair, how about you come forward and convince the WG openly here on rpd list.

Since when is a desire to become a co-chair a requirement for expressing an opinion on how co-chairs should be selected? If that is the case, I assume you are putting your hat into the ring? I will assure you that I would not vote for you.

> The WG could assess your ability to do the job through your sense of communication, consensus building, conflict management, etc…

Almost certainly, as I would assess your inability to do the job precisely because of your communication style (demagoguery and fiction, blatant and wild accusations without facts or evidence, etc.), your clear bias, your inability to compromise and your failure to recognize that some proposals don’t need to reach consensus, and your tendency to escalate every conflict you engage in.


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