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[ga] Response to the GA list request relating to list rules

  • To: GA <ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: [ga] Response to the GA list request relating to list rules
  • From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 01:15:51 +0200
  • Sender: owner-ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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To the GA List,

The GNSO council acknowledges the GA List's charter request and thanks the participants 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 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 GNSO council accepts that members participating on the list are free to determine their own organizational structure, with the following exception 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 GNSO 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.

Please note that the members of the GA list can only speak for the GA list and not for ICANN, the GNSO, its Council or its constituencies.

Avri Doria
Chair, GNSO Council
Per motion approved by GNSO council on 6 September 2007
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