Indexing voice recordings.

John Udell reports about voice indexing at infoworld (via Scripting News). Why I’m linking to this from here? Once this takes off and becomes available at a reasonable price, it’ll be an invaluable tool for the telephone conference loving parts of…

John Udell reports about voice indexing at infoworld (via Scripting News). Why I’m linking to this from here? Once this takes off and becomes available at a reasonable price, it’ll be an invaluable tool for the telephone conference loving parts of the ICANN community. Right now, you either have mp3 files you don’t have the time to listen to (and can’t search), or you have transcripts which may frequently be (1) hard to comprehend and (2) unsearchable because the transcriber didn’t get the important key words right.

Some Snapshots

Some ICANN-related snapshots (not high quality, but at least something ;-): conference hotel in Shanghai; the Board in Amsterdam; Alejandro presenting the transition article; Amadeu presenting his concerns with the Nominating Committee.

Some ICANN-related snapshots (not high quality, but at least something ;-): conference hotel in Shanghai; the Board in Amsterdam; Alejandro presenting the transition article; Amadeu presenting his concerns with the Nominating Committee.

Board meeting to end early, ALOC to meet earlier.

To those at-large folks currently in Amsterdam: The board is about to finish early. We expect to meet at 09:00 in Saturn room, as opposed to at 13:00. (Update: The board just inserted a break, so 09:00 is too early. Still, expect that we will meet…

To those at-large folks currently in Amsterdam: The board is about to finish early. We expect to meet at 09:00 in Saturn room, as opposed to at 13:00. (Update: The board just inserted a break, so 09:00 is too early. Still, expect that we will meet within the next hour or so.)

Board: IDNs.

Katoh-san reading the proposed IDN resolution. (IDN implementation committee; extending the committee’s lifetime.) Amadeu wants experts in comparative linguistics added to implementation committee since that’s where the real problems are. Agreemen…

Katoh-san reading the proposed IDN resolution. (IDN implementation committee; extending the committee’s lifetime.) Amadeu wants experts in comparative linguistics added to implementation committee since that’s where the real problems are. Agreement from Katoh-san. Unanimously approved.

Board: gTLD action plan.

Stuart explains the resolution. Introduction of new TLDs in an “appropriate, measured fashion.” Three parts of the resolution: Authorize expenditures; request GNSO to provide recommendation “on whether to structure the evolution of the generic top…

Stuart explains the resolution. Introduction of new TLDs in an “appropriate, measured fashion.” Three parts of the resolution: Authorize expenditures; request GNSO to provide recommendation “on whether to structure the evolution of the generic top level namespace”. Don’t impose deadline, “because we need the opportunity to discuss with the chair of the names council what’s a reasonable schedule on which that work can be done.” Hope it can be done in a reasonably timely fashion. Third part: Direct president to develop draft RFP for “soliciting proposals for a limited number of new sponsored gTLDs.” Stuart: “With no prescription on whether or not this number be prime.” Discussion. Abril i Abril on “limited number” language: Interprets this as meaning “at least 3”. Stuart: There may be no proposals. But expect not to set a number in advance, so practically not less than 3. Unanimously approved. (Cohen absent during this discussion.)