[At-Large] top 10 reasons why the waiver is a bad idea
h.raiche at internode.on.net
Thu Apr 28 22:23:17 UTC 2022
This says it all. We can only hope the Board is listening and gets better (and more appropriate) legal advice next time.
> On Apr 29, 2022, at 12:31 AM, Marita Moll via At-Large <at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:
> With apologies to former late show host David Letterman and thanks to all those who provided input, here are my top 10 reasons why this waiver is a bad idea for ICANN and for the community:
> 10. It is insensitive to the global community as it can be interpreted as an exportation of U.S.-based litigious culture
> 9. It disregards the fact that participants at ICANN meetings have always willingly and knowingly accepted personal responsibility for health issues that arise during meetings
> 8. It is a disincentive to attending ICANN meetings in person, thereby damaging the ability of the community to work together
> 7. Concerns which have arisen throughout the community about the broad scope of the waiver are not being addressed – including legal opinions warning potential participants against signing.
> 6. No one is taking ownership of this waiver. The Board position on it is unclear
> 5. There has been no general explanation to the community or any attempt seek buy-in for this waiver
> 4. This kind of blanket waiver could be unenforceable and in that case, serves only as intimidation
> 3. The waiver infringes on individual rights
> 2. ICANN appears to be abandoning its duty of care to the participating community who are voluntarily contributing their time and energy to fulfilling ICANN's mandate to operate as a bottom-up multistakeholder organization
> Top reason why this waiver is a really bad idea:
> 1. It leaves a lasting unpleasant taste in the mouths of participants contributing to ICANN's multistakeholder model -- which is presented as a source of pride and accomplishment to the internet governance community.
> Marita (now signing off on this topic -- thanks for bearing with me)
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