[Latingp] Future of LGP and the vacant chair

Mirjana Tasic Mirjana.Tasic at rnids.rs
Sat May 28 05:31:26 UTC 2016

Dear colleagues,

I was very sorry hearing that Chris is leaving us. He was a good chair, we have done a huge job thanks to his effort and commitment.

I am very honoured with your proposal to become a chair of our working group but I am not sure that I am the good choice for the new chair.

I have to stress your attention to some obstacles I have.

*      My background is  not linguistic ( although I have learned some Latin and Ancient Greek many years ago), most of my professional life was committed to computer networks and information processing.

*      I am not an English native speaker so we shall need someone to review and correct any English text I wrote.

*      I cannot travel far distances by plain because of my health condition.

*      And the last one for the moment, I shall have some more time to commit to our project later  this year, probably October.

I think that the right solution could be to have few co chairs, so they can support each other in different aspects of our work.

Regards Mirjana?

Od: latingp-bounces at icann.org <latingp-bounces at icann.org> u ime korisnika Ahmed Bakhat Masood <ahmedbakhat at pta.gov.pk>
Poslato: 27. maj 2016. 17:29
Za: Meikal Mumin
Cc: LatinGP at icann.org
Tema: Re: [Latingp] Future of LGP and the vacant chair

I agree with Meikal, Chris did wonderful job and it would be unfortunate for the community to lose him, however, we need to move forward.
Mirjana has also done wonderful job, she may be a good choice for the group.

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Meikal Mumin --- [Latingp] Future of LGP and the vacant chair ---

From:   "Meikal Mumin" <meikal.mumin at uni-koeln.de>
To:     LatinGP at icann.org
Date:   Fri, 27 May 2016 7:56 pm
Subject:        [Latingp] Future of LGP and the vacant chair

Dear colleagues,

it is really sad that Chris had to step down from the position as chair. I'm glad that we had him for so long and I am impressed at the amount of work he saw through together with the group.

I suggest we discuss how to go on from here - What do you all think is the future of LGP? I think we need a chair, who ideally should receive strong secretariat support from ICANN to help organize the re-occurring chores of such a position, such as setting up calendar events, scheduling meetings, setting polls, helping with the infrastructure of shared documents, etc.

Unfortunately, I'm not in a position to dedicate that much time to our group and therefore can not volunteer for such a role. However, I suggest we communicate to see if anyone among is able and ready to take such a position either temporarily, or ideally permanently.

If there is no one for the moment, I assume we should talk about if and how we could operate without, a chair, or if structural changes are needed (multiple/split chairs) or if we should start reaching out to the community again until someone presents her or himself with enough support from the group and the community.

Whatever road we take, I would wish for us to find a way to continue with this project. We have made good progress from my point of view and I believe this is important work.

Best wishes,


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