Re: [ga] ICANN's Fellowship Program
- To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [ga] ICANN's Fellowship Program
- From: George Kirikos <gkirikos@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2009 14:43:05 -0800 (PST)
--- Danny Younger <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Consider the following list of fellowship recipients (San Juan, Los
> Angeles, New Delhi); I would be curious to know how many you can name
> that have ever participated in any discussion on any ICANN list or
> public comment forum?
My point exactly. Indeed, take a peek at the public comments for new
gTLDs, the latest "hot topic"
and note that even though the public comment period for non-English
languages is still open until January 7:
which do get posted to the main archive, there have been minimal
non-English contributions (the top French comment on the current
archive was by me, in French, as the DOC comment hadn't yet been posted
at the time of my post --- presumably the verification email had not
been clicked on yet, or something).
Where are all those non-English speakers clamouring for new IDN gTLDs?
Did those "fellows" do anything in their countries? Or were they just
seat-fillers, so that ICANN's meetings don't appear empty as they have
in the past, and to provide jobs and travel for unneeded ICANN staff?