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Re: [council] Proposed motion for September 6 related to GA - amended

  • To: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [council] Proposed motion for September 6 related to GA - amended
  • From: Denise Michel <denise.michel@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:24:57 +0200
  • Cc: GNSO Council <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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In case the subject should arise, I'd like to clarify that, at this time, no additional staff resources are available, beyond what is currently provided, to support the GA list. The GA list participants' email to the Council may be interpreted as requesting additional resources for more list monitoring, posting removed addresses, and supporting "GA chair elections." We can not accommodate this additional work at this time. Staffing and funding allocation, however, will be reviewed following Board consideration of the "GNSO improvement" recommendations, which could affect the GA list.


Denise Michel
Vice President, Policy Development
ICANN   www.icann.org

Avri Doria wrote:


It was pointed out that I misnamed the Announce list. I have corrected that reference and the rest of the sentence that contains it.


Proposed Motion - Amended


The GSNO chair will send a message to the GA List stating the following:

The GSNO council acknowledges the GA List's charter request and thanks the particpants for consulting with the GNSO council on this issue.

Given the council's by-law responsibilities for the moderation of the GA list, the council encourages the GA List's movement toward self moderation and supports the GA List in implementing the mailing list rules (found at http://www.geolang.com/draftGAListRules5.htm) 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

The Announce list is and should remain solely for the sole use of the GNSO Secretariat for notifying the subscribers of GNSO and other ICANN informational items.

With regard to the organizational sections of the charter, specifically sections 6, 8, and 9, the GSNO council accepts that members participating on the list are free to determine their 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.

The GSNO council, and its chair, cannot accept any responsibility for the internal governance of an organizational movement on the GA List at this time and restricts the council's actions to issues concerning the moderation of the GA List as determined by the by-laws.



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