What does "widely solicited" mean?
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- Subject: What does "widely solicited" mean?
- From: Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 09:50:07 -0800 (PST)
The recent ALAC announcement of the selection of delegates to the 2005
Nominating Committee states: "The ALAC widely solicited volunteers and relied
on the user groups designated as ?At-Large Structures? in each region for
As three Nominating Committee delegates were brought back for yet another term,
I have to wonder exactly how widely the ALAC cast their net. Other than their
website (that practically no one visits), where else was the notice posted?
Was it sent to any other mailing lists? I certainly don't recall the GA being
How many so-called at-large structures even submitted nominations? If three
delegates had to be re-nominated, was this due to a total non-response?
Wouldn't it be nice to hear the truth/details for once?
If I had to guess, I would say that the outreach was so pathetic that only a
handful of nominations were received and that some regions submitted absolutely
no nominations. Most likely Vittorio and associates simply picked their Civil
Society buddies from the non-commercial constituency and totally disregarded
all other possible at-large candidates.
Why are NGO representatives instead of At-Large representatives the only people
selected by the ALAC? Perhaps we should petition the Board to rename the ALAC
as the Civil Society Promotion & Advisory Committee...
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