Re: [council] Fwd: GA
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- Subject: Re: [council] Fwd: GA
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- Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2007 17:22:44 +0200
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Avri Doria a écrit :
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 our archives.
As an initial approach, I would like to do the following with regard to
the GA charter (found at http://www.geolang.com/draftGAListRules5.htm):
- 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.
agreed, as this has always been the procedure.
- 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
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
I read this as the GA secretariat and not the GNSO Secretariat.
- 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 completeness sake.
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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Glen de Saint Géry
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