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RE: [council] ICANN consultation periods - Draft comminique

You have my support with corrections added.


                Oscar A. Robles Garay
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On Mon, 12 Mar 2001, Peter de Blanc wrote:

> good point (understaffed paragraph), Milton.
> And I am perfectly willing to have that part " and that ICANN is, in
> general, understaffed, " removed from the draft.
> peter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Milton Mueller [mailto:mueller@syr.edu]
> Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 10:46 PM
> To: pdeblanc@usvi.net
> Cc: council@dnso.org
> Subject: Re: [council] ICANN consultation periods - Draft comminique
> Peter:
> This draft has my support.
> If I were to amend it, I would strike the statement that "ICANN is, in
> general, understaffed." I do not think it is, but whether or not you agree I
> don't see any logical connection between springing major policy decisions on
> us three days before travel and a lack of staffing. The staff seems to have
> plenty of time to do the things it wants to do.
> >>> "Peter de Blanc" <pdeblanc@usvi.net> 03/11/01 13:54 PM >>>
> Philip, and NC
> Here is my draft. What procedure do we follow to get it approved by the
> council and forwarded to ICANN staff and Board?
> peter de Blanc
> -------------------------
> There have been occasions where ICANN Staff publishes out documents while
> constituents are in transit on the way to meetings. Examples include  GAC
> letter, status quo document, NSI-ICANN contract revision proposal, etc.
> This practice does not allow proper time for consultation and comment,
> particularly for non-native English speakers. Some colleagues have privately
> expressed a feeling that this practice may be deliberate, particularly since
> it seems to repeat itself at each physical meeting.
> While we can understand that the urgencies of the moment do not always allow
> for long lead times, and that ICANN is, in general, understaffed, the DNSO
> needs to address this issue in a pro-active manner.
> This communiqué from the NC to the ICANN staff may help to alleviate the
> frustration of the constituency members affected by this practice. We
> encourage the ICANN staff to manifest an increased level of sensitivity in
> this area in the future.
> ---------------------------
> (EOF)

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