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

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  • Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Parting is such sweet sorrow
  • From: "Marilyn Cade " <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:24:01 +0000

George, thanks for all the hard work on analysis on many, many ICANN documents, 
and your over all commitment to ICANN. Your willingness to wade thru the Strat 
plan/operating plan/budget was always a very helpful resource to others who 
perhaps lacked your history and experience in those areas.  I regret that you 
are making this decision. The Charter is still being discussed. Many members 
may not have had a chance to fully focus on the broader restructuring of the 
"House", and that there will, by necessity, be many changes yet to come. The 
contribution of keenly analytical minds is always helpful in understanding the 
"thicket" of ICANN docs. You will be missed. 

Best regards
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mike O'Connor <mike@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2009 15:39:58 
To: <icann@xxxxxxxx>
Cc: <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx>; <secretariat@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] Parting is such sweet sorrow

i'm very sorry to see you go George.  i hope we can do something, as a  
 constituency, that will make you and others feel more welcome here.
 it's been a pleasure working with you, as one cranky guy to  
 another.  :-)
 don't be a stranger.
 On Oct 22, 2009, at 10:31 AM, George Kirikos wrote:
 > 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/ <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/ <http://www.leap.com/> 
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