[gnso-sti] My thoughts... and best wishes
Hi All,I would like to add my warm thoughts to the ones voiced on this list, and appreciation for all that has been shared. First, great tx to all for wrapping up just in time for the Jewish Festival of Lights (Happy Hanukah to all who are celebrating!)
*As I think about the history of the STI, I would like to thank:**Zahid *for starting the STI process in such a positive way. Zahid is the founder of the Common Grounds paper, the builder of bridges, and bringer of different views to the table. He knew the work had to begin in Seoul, and he led the way with great skill, thought and work.
*Paul and Mark* for sharing their expertise and sharing their insight. On notices, forum-shopping, appeals, and other issues, we took the matters offline and spent hours in discussion, and thought. Now I know what happens when people of different viewpoints meet and work -- the result is a better one! A special tx to Paul who showed me the process can even be fun :-).
*David and Jon* for excellent chairing and facilitation of discussion - you allowed all views to be heard and still moved the discussion forward. A real feat!
*Jeff and Jeff *for sharing information (on and offline) about how things really work, and Jeff N's special insight as "Father of the IP Claims" :-)
*Margie *for capturing so much so well. *To All: great thanks for an ICANN experience that moved fast and well thanks to everyone's to the dedication and work of all.
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year, Kathy** *
I would like to say for the record what a fantastic job David and Jon did at chairing and substitute chairing, respectively, this process. Your patience and creative problem solving really helped move the ballforward.A special thanks also to staff, especially Margie, who did a excellent job of keeping us informed and productive and whose first rate work isreflected in the report.To my fellow team members, especially Kathy, thank you for good humorand good faith in these discussions. Happiest of Holidays to all!Paul D. McGrady, Jr. Greenberg Traurig, LLP 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2500 Chicago, IL 60601 312 456 8426 tel 312 899 0407 fax mcgradyp@xxxxxxxxx Assistant: Loyanna Grierson (312) 236-4952 Direct Dial (312) 456-8435 Facsimile griersonl@xxxxxxxxx