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RE: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts

  • To: "Ute Decker" <udecker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Avri Doria" <avri@xxxxxxx>, "Council GNSO" <council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: RE: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts
  • From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2008 09:51:47 -0400
  • Cc: "Metalitz, Steven" <met@xxxxxxx>
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  • Thread-topic: [council] "Improvements" Planning Efforts

It is quite likely that the work of this group will be mostly done in 3
or 4 weeks.  It will require at least one teleconference call per week
and some email and document review work between meetings.  Ultimately
the full Council will make decisions regarding any plans proposed by the
committee.  It is important that the plans are developed quickly so that
we can get started on the real work as soon as possible and we will need
broad representation there.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-council@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Ute Decker
Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:56 AM
To: Avri Doria; Council GNSO
Cc: Metalitz, Steven
Subject: RE: [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 forward.

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

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

- insure that a diverse set of perspectives is included in the planning
- 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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