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Re: [ga] RE: GA list

  • To: Hugh Dierker <hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [ga] RE: GA list
  • From: Joe Baptista <baptista@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 08:58:25 -0400

Hugh Dierker wrote:

I am happy to extend our dates so as to conform literally to these rules. I am unhappy to serve without authority. 1. We need 4 individuals to serve as Secretariat and EOC, or wait does that "and" mean inclusive, so as the secretariat is embodied in the EOC. These obviously cannot run for office. We need this small committment.

i'll volunteer. this is the first time i've actually seen things happen round here. i'm confident in you. and i'll step aside if anyone else wishes to replace me.

2. The addresses will be the list. All public.

Yes - but i'd like to see some sort of certification proceedures or rules in future for GA members. Email lists are easy to infiltrate to highjack concensus. We need rules to establish procedures to insure a membership list is created that is representative of the one user = one human rule.

3. Once the EOC is picked, the Chair steps aside regarding the election, unless otherwise needed.

seems simple enough.

i would nominate Karl CaveBear Auerbach to the EOC.  an honest man.

joe baptista

*/Debbie Garside <debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>/* wrote:

    Hmmm.... yes it is a bit of a problem.  There doesn't appear to be
    much interest in the election of a new Chair so I hope our
    existing Chair is happy to serve for another term :-)
Nevertheless, I think we should really abide by the election
    mechanism as per our new list rules which clearly state:
---- The Chair shall be elected for a term of one year and may be
    re-elected for a further one year term but must not serve more
    than 3 terms in succession.
    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. Before the start of the election, the
    (outgoing) Chair selects at least 3 people who are not candidates
    to act as an Election Oversight Committee (EOC) and Secretariat.
    The watchdogs agree with the Chair the voting mechanism to be
    employed and receive full details of the voting mechanism and
    oversee all votes. The names of the EOC and Secretariat are to be
    made public.
    The election process starts when the GA Secretariat announces that
    nominations are open.
    All nominations and endorsements are made public.
    Nominees for the Chair are sent to an email address provided by
    the Secretariat.
    The nomination period shall be at least one week.
    I will volunteer for the EOC if there are no other takers.  Now
    you just need two more.
        *From:* Hugh Dierker [mailto:hdierker2204@xxxxxxxxx]
        *Sent:* 12 September 2007 19:18
        *To:* debbie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; GA
        *Subject:* GA list

        The super delay in the list and archives to me is making it
        almost impossible to keep our discussion straight. This can
        really impair functionality of the GA.
We are not using the GNSO secretariat for any function
        relating to our business. Hopefully that will change. So yes I
        guess by default as our only elected at this point I will act
        in a position to fulfull that role. But not really - we just
        proceed absent any step to do with the Secretariat.
Of course we want someone to come up with a better mousetrap.
        I just know we cannot have a lame duck Chair do anything
        spectacular. So the election for a new chair is critical.
However with up to three hour delays on the mailing list I do
        not see participation flowing.
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