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Re: [council] good bye

I join with my colleagues on the Names Council who have expressed 
appreciation for all your hard work.

In particular, I want to thank you for the efforts made to make the 
ICANN process accessible to as many people as possible.  Your notes and 
summaries and charts have been invaluable to anyone trying to penetrate 
what can often be the daunting and confusing world of ICANN.

Harold Feld

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Roessler" <roessler-mobile@does-not-exist.net>
> To: <ga@dnso.org>; "Glen de Saint Gery" <gcore@wanadoo.fr>; "Elisabeth
> PORTENEUVE" <Elisabeth.PORTENEUVE@cetp.ipsl.fr>
> Cc: <council@dnso.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 6:33 AM
> Subject: [council] good bye
>>At some point of time between 9:10 and 9:40 a.m. Amsterdam time on
>>Sunday, the DNSO ceased to be (and will, perhaps not unlike a
>>phoenix from the ashes, become the GNSO). Likewise, the DNSO GA has
>>ceased to be as an /official/ part of the ICANN structure.
>>Consequently, we have ceased to be its Chair and Alternate Chair --
>>we were elected for 2002 anyhow, and any concern that we might
>>become GA-Chair-Squatters is unfounded: This is our farewell
>>message. :)
>>But although the GA loses the formal role it has had, it will not
>>vanish into thin air and there is no reason to unsubscribe: This
>>list will continue its informal but important role as a forum for
>>information and discussion about DNS and ICANN issues, and we hope
>>that people from the ICANN Board, the SO Councils and the GNSO
>>Constituencies will stay tuned. Earlier, we called for volunteers to
>>help our own transition. This GA Transition Team will help to ensure
>>that the GA remains an open, but rules-based list regardless whether
>>it is run under the formal custodianship of the DNSO, GNSO or
>>perhaps the ALAC in the end.
>>2002 was a turbulent year, and this was certainly reflected in the
>>GA. We have to thank a great number of you for your participation,
>>assistance and encouragement. We owe particular thanks to the DNSO
>>Secretariat for the great cooperation -- merci Glen, and merci
>>Elisabeth! We also would like to thank the GA Representatives for
>>the good job they did on the Task Forces. Finally, thanks to the
>>volunteers (Abel and Ross) joining us on the Transition Team.
>>When we say farewell, we're of course not really going away -- and
>>we're quite sure that you, the GA participants, will stay around,
>>too. We wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
>>    Thomas Roessler (former GA Chair)
>>    Alexander Svensson (former GA Alternate Chair)

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