[At-Large] ICANN68 to be a virtual meeting

Marita Moll mmoll at ca.inter.net
Sat Apr 11 13:40:08 UTC 2020

Not provocative at all, Olivier. We must be careful what we wish for. 
Unintended consequences are always there to bite back.


On 4/11/2020 7:16 AM, Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond wrote:
> On 11/04/2020 12:29, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
>> And the truth is that ALAC does not have the financial resources that 
>> other stakeholder groups have, therefore will be at disadvantage 
>> whenever money allocation for activities will be involved.
> So is what you are saying, that those who do not have the money like 
> ALAC will meet online, whilst those who do, for example the GDD 
> Summit, will meet face to face? So we've pretty much signed ALAC out 
> having any significant involvement on important topics? Of course I am 
> being provocative here, but we have to be careful about what we wish: 
> if we wish less meetings, that will mean there will probably never be 
> any further meetings outside of North America and Europe since the 
> remaining meetings will be attended by thousands and thousands of 
> people. The inter-meeting "action" (6 months is a long time) will take 
> place in other meetings where we are not invited. IMHO we have to 
> fight to keep that right to be a *all* meetings, not just the big 
> ones. And we also have to fight to keep some meetings taking place in 
> developing economies, or have given up on billions of citizens in 
> these countries? (again I am being provocative :-) )
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
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