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Greenberg and Cheryl Langdon-Orr statements

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  • Subject: Greenberg and Cheryl Langdon-Orr statements
  • From: Milton L Mueller <mueller@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:26:25 -0400

For the record, please note that CLO's statement was not discussed or approved 
by any formal ALAC process, nor was Alan Greenberg's (which he at least openly 

What you have here are basically two people expressing their personal opinions. 
It is unfortunate that neither of them made any effort to coordinate with 
either NCUC nor any effort to reach out to the wider community of noncommercial 
organizations, nor even to coordinate with ALAC itself. But I know why - if 
they had done so, they would have found that their opinions cannot even fly in 

When Alan conjectures that the NCSG as proposed by NCUC might not be 
"attractive to new players" he is revealing the incredible disconnect from 
reality that a entrenched ALAC leaders seem to have. Dozens of new players have 
commented in favor of the NCUC proposal, and close to 100 new members have 
joined NCUC since this controversy started. It is on the record. How many new 
At Large members are there? I guess we both know the answer. 

Alan, just who are these new players that you claim to speak for? Why don't 
they ever show up, either in these public comment forums, at ICANN meetings, in 
RALOs, or anywhere else? 

Alan's and Cheryl's comments reinforce the validity of the accusations of 
insider deals and favoritism that are being leveled by the bulk of the 
community's comments. It appears from this exchange that Alan and Cheryl had a 
few private negotiations with staff - a privilege that clearly was not afforded 
the broader community of noncommercial participants - and that this small and 
unrepresentative group finds the staff/SIC imposed charter satisfactory. OK, 
that's fine, but no one else does. 

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