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    NARALO in the Dark?
    posted by michael on Monday April 09 2007, @05:40PM

    Danny Younger writes on the GA list:
    Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2007 17:18:06 -0700 (PDT)
    From: Danny Younger
    To: ICANN At Large Staff
    NA Discuss {na-discuss@atlarge-lists.icann.org}
    Cc: ga@gnso.icann.org
    Subject: [ga] NARALO Formation Meeting

    >From the ALAC Chair's Monthly Report:

    "NARALO -In conjunction with At Large and Global Partnerships staff, at the request of some NA ALSes, requested funding for and got approval for a NARALO formation meeting in Yonkers, NY in early May. This meeting is being partially sponsored by a candidate ALS."

    It would sure be nice to know which North American At-Large Structures requested this otherwise unannounced NARALO formation meeting (and which one is partially funding this meeting). I guess that transparency isn't very high on the ALAC's list.

    The meeting date and location would also be nice to know...

    As for me, I'd love to know why these particular ALS's won't even discuss their views on NARALO structure and formation on the North American At-Large discussion list (as had been requested prior to the aborted Vancouver formation meeting).

    The whole thing smacks of a set-up orchestrated by ICANN Staff in order to promote the fantasy of At-Large involvement.
    Can anyone shed some light here?

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    What Danny says!
    by wseltzer on Tuesday April 10 2007, @01:05PM (#16942)
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    Not even the North American ALAC members were given input before this meeting invite was scheduled. In discussions, I indicated disbelief that this was supported by most North American organization members, and yet the "invitation" was sent as though it were a fait accompli.

    We've since clarified that it still remains ALS members' choice whether to hold this meeting or to spend our money more wisely by bringing groups to full-ICANN meetings. So far, the votes seem to be against a NY junket.

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