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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Re: What am I missing...
(BI've put up some provisional comments on the "Plan of Action for the New
(BUnfortunately I haven't had time to write a systematic response yet, but
(Bthere are serious issues in Stuart Lynn's document. I feel the report should
(Bbe challenged on a number of issues.
(B----- Original Message -----
(BFrom: Jan Siren <firstname.lastname@example.org>
(BSent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 5:07 PM
(BSubject: Re: [atlarge-discuss] Re: What am I missing...
(B> J-F C. (Jefsey) Morfin wrote:
(B> > Dear Walter,
(B> > Joop is one of the few doers among us.
(B> > http://icann-at-large.org now includes a page for @large links.
(B> > The first link is to the current official site in disarray.
(B> > The second one is to the restored forum.
(B> > The third one to one to Joop's current site.
(B> > Joop could I directly give the forum he http://forum.atlarge.ws address?
(B> > You need to support that 3LD in your DNS and Apache confirguation file,
(B> > targeting to the icannatlarge.com/forum directory.
(B> > As indicated yesterday, everyone with a link to a specific action please
(B> > profide a link
(B> > I would be glad to link:
(B> > - Joanna news site
(B> > - Jan's response to ICANN
(B> > - a page where Sotiris can report on ALAC
(B> > etc.
(B> I lack a website for which you could provide a link. Consider me as the
(B> classic "user," for whom the Internet is primarily a source of information
(B> (in contradistinction to those who view it primarily as a potential or
(B> source of profit). If you want a link, you will have to provide it
(B> That said, let me offer a brief "progress report" so that you and others
(B> might better judge the need for such a link. I became aware of Stuart
(B> "A Plan of Action Regarding New gTLDs" through a posting on this mailing
(B> list by Sotiris (originated elsewhere by Thomas Roessler). Later I
(B> my intent to respond to Lynn via public comment (the public comment period
(B> expires Dec. 8th and if I cannot meet that, I will not post a comment at
(B> all). Subsequently I read Lynn's "Plan of Action" through and quickly
(B> realized it treated much of its content overly summarily, depending
(B> on the earlier "Final Report of the New TLD Evaluation Process Planning
(B> Force [NTEPPTF]" published 31 July 2002. I had not been previously aware
(B> that earlier document, which had been through a draft, public comment, and
(B> revision process without my knowledge. Therefore, I diverged from
(B> Lynn's "Plan of Action" and have since taken the time to download (from
(B> ICANN website) and read the "Final Report." Although that document in
(B> references much other material, which I have not taken the time to access,
(B> believe that I now understand the issues well enough to respond to Lynn
(B> a user's perspective). My intent is to provide a comment via the ICANN
(B> site, and to cross-post it here as well. I will do so as an individual,
(B> as a representative of icannatlarge.org (nor in my opinion can any one
(B> lay claim to that distinction, just yet!).
(B> At this point I can draw a few tentative conclusions. Even though the
(B> Report" mentioned above had been through many hands and a revision
(B> it contained several annoying typos and inconsistencies, which would have
(B> been caught had *any one* of the Task Force members committed him/herself
(B> reading it through *critically* from start to end. (Yes, I am aware that
(B> am stepping on some toes here. But the guiding principle is, if a person
(B> willing to have his/her name on a document, that person should be
(B> for all it contains.)
(B> More importantly, I regret to say that my time would have been better
(B> addressing the "Final Report" rather than the derivative Lynn "Plan of
(B> Action." The opportunity was lost through lack of timely knowledge. I
(B> lacked perfect diligence, but was not solely to blame. Two persons who
(B> regularly post on this mailing list (one of them *copiously*) had made
(B> comments to ICANN on drafts of the "Final Report" during the public
(B> period. But as best as I can recall without going back through our
(B> neither of them had cross-posted their comments here, nor had even
(B> in a post that such a draft document had been promulgated by ICANN and
(B> they intended to respond. Both sets of commentaries were substantive -
(B> credit them that - but did not address every issue that I would have.
(B> The lesson learned for this organization is that some of ICANN's
(B> time-critical publications are too important to let our members discover
(B> themselves. Our website, when we can finally claim to have one that
(B> should provide all necessary links. And until that day, this mailing list
(B> has to be the medium that informs the membership.
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