[Internal-cg] Contracting

Alan Barrett apb at cequrux.com
Fri May 1 22:13:18 UTC 2015

On Fri, 01 May 2015, Patrik Fältström wrote:
> Let me state explicitly that Alissa and I have talked about 
> this and as co-chair of ICG I feel I am required to point out 
> publicly (again) that _everyone_ must use the processes the OCs 
> define for bottom-up multistakeholder participation.
> If someone, specifically ICANN I must say, is not using the 
> process defined by the OC, I feel I will later on have issues to 
> defend whatever ICG will deliver to NTIA.
> So when I say I support a message from us, I do this as a 
> co-chair of ICG and not only as an individual participating.
> What I wrote earlier on was a clarification that ICANN staff 
> might not understand that they MUST participate in the OC 
> processes because normally they are forbidden to participate in 
> the PDPs running in the various OCs.

I would support a message from the ICG reminding everybody that 
they are expected to follow the open processes, but I would want 
such a message to avoid any reference to rumours or allegations of 

--apb (Alan Barrett)

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