as chairman I can either host a call and never dare to
draw conclusions, or I can listen to a discussion predicated on a set of
specific questions and then attempt to make something concrete from
I choose option two. In so doing I label them DRAFT- so that
NC members can then respond saying
"Dear Philip, I do not agree to that specific point for
the following reasons...."
The first draft was sent March 28 with the following
"Further to the minutes of the NC
meeting, please find below draft conclusions and two proposed
recommendations for the NC to consider. (Attached also are the
terms of reference adopted by the NC 22 March). At this point the
recommendations are intended to relate only to the scope and functions of
ICANN. Further recommendations may follow future discussion. These
recommendations attempt to reflect the broad view of the discussion on scope
and pick up one concrete proposal made regarding the creation of separate
divisions to handle specific technical functions. Comments
please by e-mail in advance of the April 4 meeting."
So I see little reason for the tone of your message. I await
the IPC opinion on ICANN functions with interest.