[EURO-Discuss] follow our own bylaws

Jeanette Hofmann jeanette at wzb.eu
Thu May 10 12:26:05 EDT 2007

Hi Veni,
sorry for this question but as I understand you are now ICANN staff. Is 
it common practice among ICANN staff to participate in debates with 
comments such as: I agree with A and I disagree with B?

Veni Markovski wrote:
> Agree with Vittorio and with Patrick from earlier today.
> People, colleagues, please, understand that what we see here is one 
> of the reasons why there's not enough good participation by new 
> people at the work of ICANN - because nobody new would enjoy such in 
> depth discussions on something so small and simple.
> We had to hear the lawyers, the managers, the staff.... Please, be 
> reasonable. And try not to think that this is a political process, 
> and your candidates have to make it somewhere, or it's a loss for you.
> In this artificial fight for power, the only losers are the Internet 
> users - perhaps we have to remind often some people that ICANN exists 
> for the users, not for anyone else.
> veni
> At 23:06 5/9/2007  +0200, you wrote:
>>Nick Ashton-Hart ha scritto:
>>>We (Susie and myself) will therefore setup a vote to start this
>>>Friday, when the election would have started, and ending on the same
>>>date the election would have ended, with this question:
>>Please note that if it turns out that you can enjoy rights without
>>signing the related agreement, my organization will consider terminating
>>the agreement. Why should we sign a contract if it is not necessary?
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