RE: [council] Point for Discussion
Chuck raises a good point.
The current situation is a disenfranchisement and needs correcting.
However, the proposal does not get us over the by-laws situation which has
brought us to the
current state of misery.
The by-laws state - as they have done more or less since ICANN began:
"Members of the GNSO Council may participate in a meeting of the GNSO Council
through use of
..... ; provided that (a) all members participating in such a meeting can speak
to and hear
one another, ...... (c) ICANN adopts and implements means of verifying that (x)
participating in such a meeting is a member of the GNSO Council or other person
participate in the meeting and (y) all actions of, or votes by, the GNSO
Council are taken
or cast only by the members of the GNSO Council and not persons who are not
It is this provision that Louis Touton interpreted to ALLOW proxy votes.
It is this provision that John Jeffreys interpreted to DENY proxy votes.
Until we change this by-law , we are sunk and disenfranchised.