[Gnso-epdp-team] Extreme workload warning!

James M. Bladel jbladel at godaddy.com
Mon Jan 28 20:57:08 UTC 2019

I’d like to echo Stephanie’s concerns, below.

After two weeks of being AWOL (ePDP Toronto and GNSO Los Angeles), my employer is anxious for me to turn my attention to my real job.  I will not be joining the additional sessions next week, nor do I recall our discussing or agreeing to this ask.



James Bladel

From: Gnso-epdp-team <gnso-epdp-team-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca>
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:08
To: "gnso-epdp-team at icann.org" <gnso-epdp-team at icann.org>
Subject: [Gnso-epdp-team] Extreme workload warning!

Dear fellow EPDP members and staff:

While I understand that we have a deadline to meet, and we do not wish to push any more work than absolutely necessary to the next phase of our WHOIS policy development, I would like to push back on the amount of activity that we are now expected to join over the next couple of weeks in order to push the EPDP final report over the finish line.  Many of us have busy lives beyond ICANN, and cannot drop everything to attend 4 three hour plenary meetings a week, let alone the other small team meetings (and respond to the list).  Given that we have achieved really only a modest level of consensus on our policy recommendations to date, I would like to register a very strong warning that we will not accept changes to the text that have not been agreed in full committee with full attendance.  This appears to be a golden opportunity for those who are being paid to work full time on lobbying for certain outcomes, to insert or reinsert their favorite language into the text.  In the name of maintaining the integrity of the multi-stakeholder process, flawed as it undoubtedly is, let us resist this and accept the fact that we cannot fix in our last couple of weeks what we lingered over for months.

Kind regards,

Stephanie Perrin

Chair NCSG
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