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Re: [ga] Message from the Chair
This is Joe Baptista posing as the lovely Roberto.
Mr. Chair, congratulations on an empty nomination process and such low
Here's your first Job, I want a report on why I was censored and who was
responsible. I take it you have the power to determine that. But please
feel free to pass the buck. The clock is ticking - and your ticker may be
close to zero.
On Wed, 22 Dec 1999 R.Gaetano@iaea.org wrote:
> Dear GA Members,
> As some of you may have noticed from the announcement amidst the heavy
> traffic, I have been elected Chairman of the GA ;>).
> As a first step, I would like to thank those of you who participated in the
> nomination/support process, and invite all the others - the majority - to
> get more engaged in all aspects of the life of the GA.
> It is my strong belief that without participation, we will not have any hope
> to count in the future.
> Secondly, I would like to confirm every single word of my statement of
> acceptance (see
> http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga-nominations/Archives/msg00011.html). My
> first priority will be to take actions to "improve the effectiveness of the
> GA". My goal is to contribute in making this body one of the cornerstones of
> the DNSO, a vehicle for "ideas and proposals on Domain-Names-related issues,
> in particular for, but not limited to, the individuals that do not belong to
> recognized constituencies".
> I believe that this GA has among its members some of the brightest brains in
> DNS-related issues, covering expertises ranging from technical to legal,
> with a collection of different approaches and cultures that best represent
> the multiplicity of approaches and interests to the DNS-related issues.
> This exceptional group of people did not have, yet, the chance to count much
> in this process, also because of lack of common goals and organization. I
> think that we are still on time to reverse the tendency - if this was not
> the case, I would not have accepted the nomination.
> I am expecting to see lower traffic in the next couple of weeks, due to the
> Christmas + New Year holidays (I will be offline myself for few days),
> therefore it makes little sense to me to force a jump start in the last days
> of this century, but I would like us all to think about a couple of things.
> First of all, if we really want to engage ourselves in a process of change
> of the current situation (of the position and role of the GA in ICANN, but
> also of the dominant themes of debate in the GA itself).
> Second, if the answer to the first question is positive, what are the
> priorities and suggested actions to achieve this change, also keeping in
> mind that the first deadline is the ICANN meeting in Cairo (2000-03-07 to
> 2000-03-10, see http://www.icann.org/cairo2000/cairo-details.htm).
> That's all, folks.
> Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it,
> Happy New year to those tuned with the Gregorian Calendar,
> Have a nice time, to everybody.