[CCWG-ACCT] Fundamental Bylaws memo

Burr, Becky Becky.Burr at neustar.biz
Fri Apr 24 14:36:43 UTC 2015

This is exactly why we asked whether a higher threshold should be set to
change the mission.  Thanks Malcolm

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On 4/24/15, 3:17 AM, "Malcolm Hutty" <malcolm at linx.net> wrote:

>On 23/04/2015 05:11, Jordan Carter wrote:
>> Hi all
>> For those not on the call, the attached is to deal with a gap in the
>> comment report.
>> It has only come into existence in the past 24h as we realised the gap.
>> Apols for the short notice, as explained by Mathieu.
>Dear Jordan and Becky,
>Thank you for spotting this omission, and producing this proposal to
>address it.
>I would like to support it in all respects save one, the threshold for
>changing fundamental bylaws, which I think you have set too low.
>You say that "ICANN should be able to expand its Mission only under very
>limited circumstances". I agree, but I do not think that 3/4 Board plus
>an unspecified supermajority of the community council is high enough.
>Compare the process to spill the Board, a near consensus ("75%/85%") is
>required in 2/3s of the SOs and ACs to even ask the community council to
>consider a spill. I do not think that spilling the Board should be
>harder to achieve than expanding the Mission, so I propose that we also
>require a near consensus in 2/3s of the SOACs (including at least one
>SO) for a change in Fundamental Bylaws to be considered by the community
>Kind Regards,
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