[At-Large] Fwd: ATLASIII Participation

John Laprise jlaprise at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 20:39:42 UTC 2019

Sorry I misunderstood. The specific topics we're definitely an issue to be
decided later. I thought you were taking issue with ATLAS as a concept. Mea
culpa and please accept my apologies.

Sent from my Pixel 3XL

John Laprise, Ph.D.

On Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 2:13 PM Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> Transparency does not demand rigidity and enslavement to petty and
> arbitrary rules. My comment stands.
> As for utility .... The decision of what topics would be top-of-list in
> 2019, and the right people to participate in them, could not possibly have
> been predicted after ATLAS 2. Even raising this as an issue is surprising;
> an appeal to such rigidity of process for its own sake that further proves
> that ALAC is enslaved by needless process.
> You're right this isn't about me, I have other things to do with my
> volunteer time and if ALAC is not interested others are. But the fact that
> only two people are attending the Summit  from its home region -- across
> the whole of the US and Canada -- ought to be an embarrassment to all who
> made the criteria and processes that yielded such awful results.
> - Evan
> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 at 14:47, John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com> wrote:
>> No. This is not about petty bureaucracy; this is about setting
>> transparent participation rules for a global community. Feel free to
>> disagree about ATLASIII utility but that was a discussion that should have
>> been had after ATLASII, not now.
>> Sent from my Pixel 3XL
>> John Laprise, Ph.D.
>> On Thu, Jul 11, 2019, 1:28 PM Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, 11 Jul 2019 at 13:55, John Laprise <jlaprise at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi Evan,
>>>> Simply put, it wasn't about you.
>>> Of course it's not about me. But it *is* emblematic of one of the causes
>>> of dysfunction I have repeatedly identified within ALAC: Focus on petty
>>> bureaucracy rather than on best use of resources in service to the
>>> bylaw-mandated task.
>>> I never said that I was surprised at the result. But thanks for helping
>>> prove my point.
>>> - Evan
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> Evan Leibovitch, Toronto Canada
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