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RE: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC reply comment on proposed charter amendments

  • To: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Steven Koltai <steven@xxxxxxxxx>, Steve DelBianco <sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC reply comment on proposed charter amendments
  • From: amack <amack@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:15:03 +0000

Thank you for the kind word Steven.

I am inclined not to translate anything lest we set precedent -- after all, one 
of our key messages is that our work on diversity is geography, not language 
based -- but I get your idea.

If we were to get pushback, perhaps a response at that point in French might be 

Again, thanks to the Outreach Committee!

From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] on behalf of Marilyn 
Cade [marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, February 03, 2017 8:34 AM
To: Steven Koltai; Steve DelBianco
Cc: BC List
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC reply comment on proposed charter amendments

Sounds like an excellent idea to me, Steven.

From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx <owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Steven 
Koltai <steven@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, February 3, 2017 8:13 AM
To: Steve DelBianco
Cc: BC List
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] FILED: BC reply comment on proposed charter amendments

As a new BC member whose business is focused on SME’s and tech startups in the 
developing world, I love this message!  I wonder, should we file it in French 
as well as English?  If so, I’m happy to take a crack at that. Thanks

Steven Koltai
Managing Director, Koltai & Company, LLC &
Visiting Scholar, Brookings Institution
LinkedIn Profile<https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-koltai-09a78a1>

Peace through Entrepreneurship: Investing in a Startup Culture for Security and 
Development, Brookings Institution Press, 2016, INFO & ORDERING AT:

Peace through 

On Feb 3, 2017, at 7:17 AM, Steve DelBianco 
<sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:sdelbianco@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

Thanks to work of our Outreach Committee (Andrew Mack, Jimson Olufuye, Marilyn 
Cade, and Lawrence OlaWale-Roberts), today we filed a reply on ICANN’s public 
comment period for our proposed charter.

 and below.

Business Constituency (BC) response to Afnic comment regarding proposed BC 
charter amendments

The Business Constituency (BC) prides itself on its continued commitment to
increase diversity, especially geographic diversity.

Among our general membership and within the BC leadership we have made
significant efforts to expand representation from regions around the world,
including outreach to SMEs and businesses from regions historically
under-represented in ICANN.  We have made much progress, and we embrace
outreach as an ongoing priority of our constituency.

Within the BC, many regions and languages are represented.  And many BC
businesses work around the world in multiple geographies and languages.

In direct response to the comment from Afnic expressing concern about French
language representation in the BC, the BC counts among its members many
representatives from many language groups – including a number of French and
French-speaking businesses, as well as associations with geographically and
linguistically diverse memberships.

Our goal is to represent businesses large and small, and reflect the depth and
regional diversity of the global business community.  The BC actively welcomes
Business representatives from all regions, and will continue to encourage BC
members from diverse regions and backgrounds to run for leadership positions.


This comment was drafted by the Business Constituency Outreach Committee,
including Andrew Mack (chair), Jimson Olufuye, Marilyn Cade, and Lawrence

This comment was approved in accord with the BC charter.


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