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Re: [council] WHO study agenda item - creation of a template for study proposals

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  • Subject: Re: [council] WHO study agenda item - creation of a template for study proposals
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 07:50:31 -0500
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The original charter for the team was to design a template and send it to the council for consideration at its 20 Dec meeting. This template would then be made available to the wider community so that those who want to champion a specific study can fill it out and submit it for council approval.

The design team took a slightly different approach originally and has made some progress in detailing the requirements for specific studies, though they have not ben done in terms of the current template and are not yet ready for wider discussion. So one idea that has come up in off list discussions includes having the council check the template to make sure that the council agrees it is being taken in the correct direction and then have the design team continue on with the next step of defining a few studies using that template, as well as passing it on to other ICANN groups who might be interested in contributing ideas for studies.

At the very least, I think it is important for the design team to deliver the template to the council for discussion as originally panned. If the council then decides that the template is fine and that best course of action is to send it back to the design team and ask the team fill it out for several different possible studies, I think the design team would be glad to take that task on. On the other hand the council could decide to go with the original plan and make the template available to the wider community. Or we could choose some hybrid approach.

At the very least, this is a checkpoint in the progress of the work item.


On 18 dec 2007, at 03.15, Philip Sheppard wrote:

why is the detail of a studies template being discussed by Council and not the small group
we have set up ?
I do not understand this elevation of detailed work to Council.
Why do we establish small groups for specific issues if we do not trust them to do the
detailed work?


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