[CCWG-ACCT] Let's keep the discussion focused

Nigel Roberts nigel at channelisles.net
Sat Feb 6 19:27:36 UTC 2016

I have seen nothing that I would say breaches expected standards, and 
find the necessity for this polite reminder from the co-chairs a little 

Nonetheless, I expect you had a good reason.

Courtesy is the lubricant of social intercourse, but I would emphasise 
that we must not be afraid to say what we think, provided it does not 
cross the line of discriminatory behaviour (i.e. discrimination against 
what we, in UK law, call a 'protected characteristic')

Let us not, in the name of political correctness, stifle robust debate 
because we are afraid that members and participants might not just be 
disagreeing but might also be disagreeable.

I'm obliged to the Co-Chairs, and to the Members, for the opportunity to 
say this.


On 06/02/16 18:45, León Felipe Sánchez Ambía wrote:
> Dear all,
> As discussions evolve, some heated exchanges take place. We would like to kindly encourage you to abide to ICANN expected standards of behavior (see https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/expected-standards-2012-05-15-en ), no matter how heated or passionate the discussion is turning.
> Disagreeing enriches discussion. Disrespecting others doesn't.
> Let's keep focused on the issues we still need to resolve and keep the collaboration flowing as it has been characteristic in our group: in a friendly, open and respectful manner.
> I hope you all have a good weekend.
> Kind regards ,
> León
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