[NA-Discuss] The At-Large ICANN Board Candidate Selection

Chris Grundemann cgrundemann at coisoc.org
Wed Nov 3 15:29:17 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 08:45, Jean Armour Polly <mom at netmom.com> wrote:
> The notion that a petition process supported by multiple RALOs would
> be taken as a mark of disrespect to the committee and its work is
> groundless. A committee would have to have a rarified view of itself
> and its own importance to think anything like that, and I am sure
> that isn't the case with the committee in question.
> The petition process just adds to the transparent and open flavor of
> ALAC.  And perhaps it is a tad "mavericky" which is ALAC's birthright
> after all. :-)

I must agree. Petitions are a part of the process, and not without reason.

A successful petition shows that the system works, not that it's broken.


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