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[wg-b] Re: nominations for co-chairs

Mr Cohen,

I believe both Mr Schaefer and myself offered assistance in a number of emails
which have not been distributed to the list, apparently for technical reasons ,
sent over the past few weeks. In order to offer some relief to Mr Palage and
choice to other members you might wish to include those names.

Yours sincerely,


Jonathan Cohen wrote:

> To all WG-B members:
> Further to my last call for either nominations for wg-b co-chair, or
> expressions of support for our sole volunteer, Michael Palage, no further
> nominations have been received.
> Three people expressed some concern about the selection of a co-chair at
> this time for reasons including the lack of other candidates, and some
> glitches that we appear to be having with the mailing list which resulted
> in some postings not making it to the list.   With respect to the latter,
> we have looked into the problems with Michael (who is also our list
> administrator), as well as with the DNSO Secretariat, and both are working
> to correct them.
> In the matter of a lack of additional candidates for co-chair, the question
> has been open for discussion and/or addition submissions since at least
> July 13 with only Mr. Palage stepping forward.  It therefore seems unlikely
> that extending the time for selection even longer would have resulted in
> further nominations.  At the same time, we have approximately one month
> left to carry out the work that needs to be done, and any further delay in
> the preparation and circulation of a Charter, and the commencement of
> wg-b's study, will make it that much more difficult to do the work
> meaningfully.  Michael personally responded to some of the concerns re: his
> chairmanship, and no further comments were forthcoming.
> I therefore submit to wg-b that in the absence of any further nominations
> or strong objections to the contrary,  Mr. Palage is affirmed as co-chair
> of wg-b effective immediately, and I encourage him to continue his efforts,
> which have been considerable to date, in working on issues to be looked at
> by wg-b.
> Jonathan C. Cohen
> Co-Chair
> Shapiro Cohen
> Group of Intellectual Property Practices
> Ottawa, Canada
> Telephone: (613)232-5300
> Facsimile: (613) 563-9231
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