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Re: [bc-gnso] Parting is such sweet sorrow

  • To: "George Kirikos" <icann@xxxxxxxx>, "BC gnso" <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Parting is such sweet sorrow
  • From: "waudo siganga" <emailsignet@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 19:33:34 +0300

This is a shock but best wishes to you.


On Thu, 22 Oct 2009 11:31 -0400, "George Kirikos" <icann@xxxxxxxx>
> Hi folks,
> After much thought, I've concluded my company is better off leaving
> the BC. Please remove my company from the BC members list, mailing
> list, and myself from the Responsibilies page of the website.
> It's clear that the charter that will be adopted will not reflect our
> views. Staying within the BC would simply give the impression that the
> BC and its officers has our continuing support, which is not the case.
> The BC cannot legitimately represent the views of businesses when it
> is captured, top-down, anti-democratic, and actively discourages
> participation. For example (and not limited to these):
> (1) Look at how many times the words "appoint" continue to appear in
> the charter, despite this being the 18th revision, and despite the
> demand for more elected and thus accountable leaders (both on the list
> and  during the conference call).
> (2) Look at how 7.4 changes the percentages for a required vote from
> 10% to 25% -- we saw that even when there was actual 10% division over
> the IRT, there was no actual vote. This will institutionalize that
> negative trend.
> (3) The categories of members has not been modified, despite repeated
> assurances that this would be done when the charter was reformed.
> In other words, it'll be business as usual, and indeed in a worse
> direction.
> I estimate that my company's pro-rata share of the existing BC reserve
> amounts to approximately USD $2,500. I request that these funds be
> donated in full to the United Way of Toronto --
> http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/ .
> It's been a pleasure working with some of you.
> Try not to miss me too much.
> Sincerely,
> George Kirikos
> 416-588-0269
> http://www.leap.com/

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