[registration-issues-wg] [CPWG] [GTLD-WG] Final version of the ALAC Advice regarding the EPDP

Marita Moll mmoll at ca.inter.net
Mon Apr 15 17:32:38 UTC 2019

Well, Evan -- I would say that, since we don't have much power, we need 
to keep all avenues of possible alliances open. That means, no 
gratuitous swiping at any group.


On 4/15/2019 7:13 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Apr 2019 at 09:23, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca 
> <mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>> wrote:
>     It is largely unchanged with the exception of "require" being
>     changed back to "request" and an explanatory paragraph at the end.
>     This was done after consultation to ensure that we were not
>     perceived as not understanding Board restrictions and to not give
>     an "easy" way of rejected the advice ("we don't have that power").
> Sigh. We really haven't learned anything, even after decades of 
> experience.
> The Board will reject ALAC advice that doesn't align with what it's 
> going to do anyway, as it always does and has done. Why do we care if 
> their rejection is really easy or slightly less easy?
> Do the consequences change whether the answer is "cannot" rather than 
> "will not"?
> Since we're anticipating responses .... if we said "require" and the 
> Board truly agreed with our sentiment, it could respond "we're not 
> able to demand it but we'll do what we can to ensure this important 
> issue is addressed". Instead, we've toned down the statement before it 
> even gets to that point.
> Do we feel strongly that Thick WHOIS is addressed (you must do this in 
> the interest of our constituency) or not (pretty please, we'll go away 
> silently if you say no and forget we even asked)?
> Maybe the problem is mine alone. I should stop being surprised at 
> ALAC's capacity for self-debasement.
> - Evan
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