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Re: [alac] (fwd) Re: Outreach Program

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  • Subject: Re: [alac] (fwd) Re: Outreach Program
  • From: denisemichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2003 21:41:39 +0000 (GMT)

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> I just got Danny's answer to Pierre.
> By the way, has a public ALAC e-mail address already been activated?
> We should have a mechanism through which external people can write to
> the committee - a sort of "alac-comments@xxxxxxxxx" address that
> either forwards to the list or forwards to me and/or Denise so that we
> can then send the message to the list.
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2003 23:30:58 EST, DannyYounger@xxxxxx wrote:
> Vittorio,
> On the ALAC discussion list Pierre Dandjinou remarked:  "Now, I wonder
> which kind of evaluation Danny is requesting.."
> I would have written to Pierre directly, but unfortunately the ALAC
> list conceals the email addresses of our At-Large representatives so I
> am forced to resort to this circuitous communication.
> What Stuart has proposed is a "good thing".  However, I would hate to
> see this proposal become solely contingent upon the receipt of funds
> from Markle. As next year's ICANN budget is up for discussion at Rio,
> I would like to see the ALAC advocate incorporating this prototype
> program into ICANN's "permanent" budget.  
> With respect to the requested evaluation, I note that Stuart has
> called for "outreach materials suitable for local distribution".  In
> my mind that raises the issue of translations (and their cost), and I
> believe that we would all benefit from the counsel that could be
> provided on this topic from the current members of the President's
> Task Force on Simultaneous Language Translation:     
> Pilar Luque (Chair)
> Jocelyn Nadeau 
> Mustafa A. Nasereddin
> Yumi Ohashi
> Pierre Ouedraogo
> Albert Wang
> After consultation with these parties, we might find that the amount
> budgeted for translations of material for local distribution is
> insufficient to meet the stated objectives.
> Our current bylaws have the following to state on that topic:  "As 
> appropriate and to the extent provided in the ICANN budget, ICANN
> shall facilitate the translation of final published documents into
> various appropriate languages."   The key phrase is "to the extent
> provided in the ICANN budget".  One way or another, I would like to
> see the ALAC propose a line item entry in the budget to cover
> translations (and at this point with the proposed budget not yet
> posted, and with all "users" excluded from the Presidents Budget
> Advisory Group -- another major gripe --  I am not in a position to
> know if providing for the cost of translations is anywhere within 
> the new budget).
> -- 
> vb.                  [Vittorio Bertola - vb [at] bertola.eu.org]<---
> -------------------> http://bertola.eu.org/ <-----------------------

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