AFRINIC Board Elections will be held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS'20). The final candidate slate was published a few days ago. I was particularly interested to see who are the candidates running for Seat 3, representing the Indian Ocean
AFRINIC Board Elections will be held during the Africa Internet Summit (AIS'20).
The final candidate slate was published a few days ago. I was particularly interested to see who are the candidates running for Seat 3, representing the Indian Ocean. The candidates are:
I was surprised to see Kaleem Usmani as candidate again.
I have never seen Usmani participate in the public mailing lists of AFRINIC, whether relating to the community or resource policy discussions. A quick search on Google to cross-check that is easy.
Kaleem Usmani has zero participation in AFRINIC mailing lists. Also, based on past experience I had in Mauritius, during events organized by the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-MU), where I did not obtain satisfactory answers to my questions back in 2014, I would not expect the AFRINIC community to obtain answers from him should he be elected as board director.
I knew Kaleem Usmani as the officer-in-charge of CERT-MU the past few years and as per his CV posted by AFRINIC I see that now he is the Head of CERT-MU. I have a bad experience in getting answers from Usmani. There is this time when he ignored my question regarding the rise of Email Spam in Mauritius and actions by the CERT-MU.
Today, I also posted how CERT-MU requested Google to delist a webpage that mentions a former Minister of Technology in a domestic violence incident. That was the only request that CERT-MU ever made to Google regarding takedowns as per Google's transparency report. It is a pity and shameful at the same time that CERT-MU ignores its constituents (home users) but would provide a more helpful hand to a politician. 😐