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Re: [bc-gnso] BC Newsletter

  • To: BC gnso <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] BC Newsletter
  • From: George Kirikos <icann@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:42:53 -0400


I was surprised to see that the newsletter appears to contain "opinion
pieces", for lack of a better term:


as opposed to strictly information. One-sided statements like:

"Unfounded (and sometimes ridiculous) opposition has been raised as to
the substance of the IP Clearinghouse and URS proposals..."

are inflammatory and one-sided, and should have no place in a
newsletter whose submission criteria was described (two weeks ago) as
being "intended to provide members with summary information on current

There's a large gap between providing "information" and some of the
statements of opinion which infect the newsletter. More care should be
given to edit the newsletter submissions to remove these biased
statements entirely, or to make it clear that they are only the
opinion of the author.

Much of the opposition to the IRT was on a solid foundation, and
indeed ICANN will face great challenges if they attempt to implement
those policies without modification to resolve the well reasoned
concerns of those who made thoughtful comments.


George Kirikos

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:19 AM, BC Secretariat<secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Dear Members
> The latest edition of the BC newsletter is now available at the website:
> www.bizconst.org
> Best wishes
> Gary

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