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RE: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts

  • To: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>, Council GNSO <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts
  • From: Ute Decker <udecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:56:08 +0000
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  • Thread-topic: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts

Hi Avri,

In preparation of this week's Council call, I would like to volunteer to 
contribute to the work of the planning group because I think this is one of the 
most important and urgent work items and because I believe that there is a 
merit in broadening this out to all constituencies that care to be represented. 
 I realize that some see downsides in adding one member per constituency - 
however constituencies are the structure we have at the moment and I would hope 
that having more than one representative from e.g. 'the commercial side' will 
not distract in any way from the constructive character of the work going 

Best wishes

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Avri Doria
Sent: 18 March 2008 18:56
To: Council GNSO
Subject: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts


Attached a copy of a message that is being sent to the Board concerning work 
that is beginning on the GSNO Improvements.  As you  will note we
have started a planning group together with the staff.    This group
is going
to be doing the  high level planning of how we will organize the main work of 
the GNSO Improvements Project, and will not be responsible for any substantive 
decisions or recommendations about the improvements themselves.

Currently Chuck and I as well as several members of the ICANN Policy staff, 
including Denise, Liz and Rob, are members of this group.  This is just the 
core of this group. We have invited the Board BGC GNSO Review Working Group to 
add a member to this group and need to add more GNSO members.
We want to satisfy three goals simultaneously in adding members to the group;

- insure that a diverse set of perspectives is included in the planning group
- include some participants with relevant organizational experience
- keep the group small.

In the GNSO Improvements Project we will not need to restrict ourselves to 
council members, but for this planning committee, I would suggest that we do 
choose from among council members and constituency members.
I also think that adding a person from each constituency might be unwieldy and 
hope that we can limit participation to a few people who can be trusted in this 
planning task by several constituencies.  As you can read in the note below, we 
are planing to organize several other Standing Committees and other work teams 
and there will be a large number of opportunities for participation by council 
members, constituency members, and others in the ICANN community in the groups 
making the actual recommendations.

I would like to initiate  conversations on the list on the designation of 2-3 
other members of this group.  I would like to resolve this as soon as possible, 
with resolution during our upcoming meeting at the latest if not before.



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