[bc-gnso] Anzaja: resignation

Michael D. Palage michael at palage.com
Fri Feb 5 15:58:47 UTC 2010


If there is one thing I have learned in 11 years of ICANN battles, is that
it is best to sometimes take 24 hours before sending certain emails. Over
the better part of those 11 years we have sometimes been on the same side of
an issue or the opposite side of an issue, regardless I think there has
always been a mutual respect.

I understand and appreciate your concerns but resigning does not seem to be
part of the solution, but appears to add to the problem a lack of geo
graphic diversity within the BC. As a sort of nomad of the GNSO, actively
participating in various constituencies, may I recommend maintaining your
membership in the BC and look to get involved in other constituencies. By
the way, the Registry Constituency just approved the process for observer
members to join. Based on your work with CORE this would seem to be a
natural fit with some of the new gTLD would are likely to be doing. As a
consultant much like yourself, I find the different viewpoints voiced
/advocated within different constituencies constructive.

As a long time member of the BC, I have seen an ebb and flow in the dynamics
and its make-up. Play the long game, stay engaged and things will change
they always do.

Just my two cents.

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] On Behalf Of
Liz Williams
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 10:14 AM
To: bc - GNSO list
Subject: [bc-gnso] Anzaja: resignation

Dear colleagues

There is little point in being part of an organisation so dominated by  
US based interests.  There is nought to congratulate ourselves about  
being so clearly dominated by one particular group when there are such  
broader issues at stake.  We have failed substantially to meet our  
charter obligations and the new executive committee will have a large  
task on its hands to ensure a fresh and innovative approach to  
representing business interests across the board.

I have asked Gary to remove me from BC membership with immediate effect.


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