[council] Fwd: GA
- To: GNSO Council <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [council] Fwd: GA
- From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 11:06:03 -0400
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As far as I can tell, we all received a copy of this email from the
GA chair. Even so, given the council's responsibility for the GA
list, I wanted to send it to the list so that it would be included in
As an initial approach, I would like to do the following with regard
to the GA charter (found at http://www.geolang.com/
- Acknowledge the GA request for consideration of their charter.
- Given the council's by-law responsibilities for the moderation of
the GA list, encourage them in taking steps to bring order and
discipline to the GA list and indicate that they have the council's
support in implementing the mailing list rules indicated in Section
2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 with the following exception in section 2:
The Announce list is available for official pronouncements only.
Emanating from the Secretariat of the NC and/or the Chair of the GA
In this case, the GA-announce list is solely for the use of the GNSO
Secretariat for notifying the GA subscribers of GNSO and other ICANN
informational items. I do not recommend we make any change at this
time in this list's status.
- With regard to the organizational sections of the charter,
specifically 6, 8, and 9, indicate that the GA is free to determine
its own organizational structure, with the following exceptions in
section 8 on elections:
An election is usually held near the end of the term of office for
the chair of the General Assembly. The exact time is decided by the
outgoing Chair and the Chair of the GNSO.
Nominees for the Chair are sent to an email address provided by the
- With regards to the exceptions listed above, as I read them, they
require activity by the council, its chair and secretariat that are
not specifically mandated by the by-laws. Since the by-laws
governing the GNSO and its governance structure are currently under
review by the ICANN Board and its Governance WG, I recommend that we
postpone any discussion of these issues until after the GSNO
council's new governance situation is settled and understood.
I should also point out that there was an earlier request that the
GNSO council create another public discussion list, similar to the GA
list but limited to members of existing GNSO constituencies. The
request was independently submitted by a member of one GNSO
constituency, but was not backed up by that constituency at that
time, so I did not take it further. I am bringing it up now for
I suggest that we try and resolve the issue of my response to the GA
request over the email list. If there is need I will list this item
under AOB in the next agenda, but if there are no objections to the
response I suggest or to a modification of the response that we can
agree to on the list, perhaps I can go ahead with a response without
the need for a specific agenda item.
Begin forwarded message:
From: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: 18 augusti 2007 12.23.50 EDT
This letter is a formal request from the GNSO General Assembly for
recognition of our List Rules and for a directive that we be
allowed to interface with those in control of the List in order to
implement our new rules.
Our GA list will be more effective in contributing to the business
of the GNSO if we are allowed a modicum of self governance. Within
the Rules we have provided for reasonable self organization and a
We are mindful of the differences which from time to time may exist
between the GA and the existing structural members of ICANN. It is
by establishing procedures and restraints that we hope to change
those differences into contributions.
Please earnestly consider this request.
Eric Hugh Dierker
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