Transparency? Rumors.

So we’re back to anonymous rumors at ICANNwatch when it comes to learning about board decisions. That’s the kind of scenario that preliminary reports from board meetings are supposed to prevent. According to the bylaws, these reports are due five …

So we’re back to anonymous rumors at ICANNwatch when it comes to learning about board decisions. That’s the kind of scenario that preliminary reports from board meetings are supposed to prevent. According to the bylaws, these reports are due five business days after a board meeting; in the past, they were often available on the day of a board phone conference, or — when late — on the next day.Today, we’re still waiting for the preliminary report from January 15 — for instance, was the bylaw change that was up for comment before that meeting actuallly adopted?And I don’t even dare to hope that we see a preliminary report from Wednesday’s telephone conference before Rome.PS: I’d love to be told that the preliminary reports are hidden in some unknown corner of the ICANN web site and that I’m just too stupid to find them. But I don’t believe that’s the case.