[EURO-Discuss] Draft agenda and planning for EURALOC-s 1stGeneral Assembly in Paris
roberto at icann.org
Tue Apr 29 16:48:00 EDT 2008
> I don't want to bore anybody with certain repetitions but
> this Board was/is a new group with a majority of people not
> even knowing each other and far more heterogeneous than other
> comparable groups (old hands and newbies, backgrounds,
> cultures etc.) Therefore you cannot just prescribe or impose
> a dynamic and working method which is not considered as
> "enabling, encouraging and useful" by the majority of this
> group. What sounds quite pragmatic turned out to be wishful thinking.
You know better than me the current reality of ALAC. I just gave you my
opinion, which is likely to be a perception that others share from the
outside. Then, the decision on what to do is only ALAC's. And we all will
> I agree again, as a European I consider privacy concerns as
> among the most relevant. But let me be frank: if I could find
> a sponsor to invest more of my time and capacities into this
> work - without being obliged to earn some money in between
> with my professional activities - I would just do it. For the
> time being, it takes already a considerable portion of my
> "free time" to follow some organisational necessities. It's
> the contrast again between the wishful and the necessary or
> nice-to-have and musts ;-).
I understand this. I am a volounteer as well.
> >In summary, I would see a great value in EURALO discussing policy
> >matters, and although a f2f meeting could help, maybe the best thing
> >is to start now, in order to get the maximum benefit when
> people will
> >meet in person in Paris. But it would be a big mistake to
> wait another
> >two months for the f2f meeting in order to start discussing
> >substantive issues.
> I don't consider this as a recommendation directed personally
> to me only but to all of us and would appreciate the same.
Absolutely, it is a recommendation directed to all of us. Even the Board has
sometimes the temptation to postpone substantial issues and discuss
organizational matters. Again, it might be just my own taste/preference, but
since that's my feeling, I communicate it.
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