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[atlarge-discuss] Re: [icann-europe] news from the icann board retreat
- To: Andy Mueller-Maguhn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: [atlarge-discuss] Re: [icann-europe] news from the icann board retreat
- From: Jeff Williams <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 00:29:09 -0700
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Andy and all fellow EU stakeholders or interested parties,
Andy Mueller-Maguhn wrote:
> just a few notices from my flight from jfk, coming from
> the board retreat near NYC in garden city, long island.
> Disclaimer: nothing officially has been decided, this is
> a list of my notes of informal discussions.
> The retreat in a way was making sense because of it was an
> open discussion about what "icann II" should be, what the
> outcome of the process be etc. We had a less confrontative,
> quiete constructive discussion, just interrupted by more or
> less a few struggles.
> But (just the most important points):
> - no atlarge election of directors to be expected
This is very bad but not unexpected news...
> for "technical" reasons (donīt know how) the majority
> of the board agreed to not make any direct elections
> with this year. on the direct questions, if any directors
> would say "no direct at-large-elections under no
> circumstances whatsoever" 5 directors outed themself:
> stuart (lynn), vint (cerf), hans (kraijenbrink), rob (blokzijl),
> helmut (schink)
Well this sort of figures as well... But still very bad news...
> - the majority of the board agreed to the idee of a nomination
> committee (s)electing board members. status of the
> discussion is to keep 18 board members + ceo (to be
> discussed if allowed to vote) and some rought guidelines
> for setting up the nomination committee (including
> seats for advisory committees in the nomcom, that
> means govīs included). but on the other hand side the
> board agreed to the fact, that the empowering/selection
> of board members by governments is not an realistic
> approach (at least for now)
I see. Well this seems to in some aspects follow the
IP and BC's skewed methods as well as PART of the
> - some important questions like the jurisdiction of the
> organization and the involvement of staff following or
> developing policys where raised but not answered. this
> means: we should watch the limit of the acting people
> even those acting with best attitutes..
Good warning here. Thanks!
> - in the discussion about the principles of the corporation
> it was accepted that the outcome must be a balance
> of interests when making policy. freedom of speech
> was at least accepted by a majority to possibly be
> affected when following intellectual property ideas.
> so i do think, there is chances to involve NGOīs acting
> in the area of freedom of speech in a "freedom of speech
> constituency" or however to put something on the other
> side of the intellectual property people
Hummm? Interesting but obviously not accurately representative
of the wishes of the stakeholders...
> - this means: setting up of the nomcom is the critical
> issue now. taking balance of interests as the goal,
> identifying all actors in the game and their interests
> and impacts on the game is the job for the NGO community
> in my eyes.
Well yes, this seems to be the only way a somewhat balanced
structure could be achieved if you eliminate any At-Large...
> And (watch out what comes next before calling it good news):
> - Stuart Lynn announced to retire in March of 2003
Not soon enough...
> - Joe Sims as Jones & Days announced to step out of
> acting for ICANN soon. He did not mention a precise
> date/time when, questioned by Vint said something
> like "in the next month or similar to Stuarts retirement"
Again not definitive or soon enough here either...
> - Andrew McLaughlin announced to be changing his
> involvement to half time by 1st of July
Huh? Well I thought he was 1/4 time anyway given his
actual work output...
> More stuff:
> - Rob came with an official (?!) paper from the european
> commission (email@example.com) from May 21st.
> I will scan this and put on my website tuesday night CET as
> well as:
> - "ICANN II - Issues to be resolved" paper from Christopher
> Wilkinson, May 2002
> - CENTR paper "ccTLD Requierements for International
> Coordination of the Domain Name System) from
> Marianne Wolfsgruber, firstname.lastname@example.org worth reading
> Materials and some pictures to be on my site tuesday night
> when coming back to berlin.
> Andy Mueller-Maguhn, email@example.com, Key ID 331F978, http://www.ccc.de/~andy
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