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>   Look, the whole issue of openness is really a red
>   herring. I can say that my process is completely open
>   and anyone in the world can participate. But let's
>   schedule my meetings every quarter and once in Tokyo
>   and once in Berlin and once in Vienna and once in
>   Vancouver and once in Washington. Effectively only
>   the biggest players in the world can play. So, making
>   it open, but making it infeasible to participate means
>   it is, in effect, not open. 

But it's more open than the only alternative which is to hold 90% of your
meetings in the same continent.

Michael Kay


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