[gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Re: IRTP B
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- Subject: [gnso-irtp-b-jun09] Re: IRTP B
- From: George Kirikos <icann@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 12:23:32 -0400
Is there any harm to open up the public comment period immediately,
and have it end 20 days after Brussels? The dollar cost of opening up
a mailing list now, vs. a month from now is approximately $0.
As you are aware, I've complained loudly, to no avail, in the past
about having more than 10 ICANN comment periods open simultaneously
and ending around April 1st:
This is actually one of the quieter periods. Having it open as long as
possible helps the community. There were only 6 or 7 total comments in
your last comment period, yet radical proposals were created. Don't
you want as much public input as possible?
Also, having it open for only 20 days after Brussels is unhelpful,
because you're expecting the community to spend their summer holidays
reading ICANN issues (i.e. how many comments do you really expect from
June 25 to July 15th, really?). If ICANN really expects community
involvement, they can't say "community, go to work, while we go to the
beach on holidays."
If the working group has basically decided to take the easy route and
relax until September or October, perhaps they should wait until then
before ending the comment period. There are still 3 weeks before
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight
> Welcome to the Working Group
> As you have already noticed we do not have any calls scheduled between now
> and the Brussels meeting
> In common with a lot of WGs we were working on the May 31st deadline for
> publication of documents, which is where the focus has been in the last
> couple of weeks.
> The initial report has been published, but is not open for public comment
> yet, but will be after the Brussels meeting.
> We felt that opening a comment period before Brussels would have been
> counter-productive, as there are several other comment periods open, reports
> being finished and people gearing up for the meeting.
> Mr Michele Neylon
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