[bc-gnso] a voice from afar
mike at haven2.com
Mon Oct 26 13:17:59 UTC 2009
well. i had great plans to stay up late and try to participate in the
various meetings, but it's clear that's not going to happen -- the
Constituency meetings are going to kick off at midnight my time and
carry on through the rest of the night. i'm just not as young as i
used to be i guess. :-)
i've been avidly following the conversation and hope that you will
continue to post to the list. no detail is too minute for us fans who
are following the play by play.
a few thoughts
regarding the IRT findings
i'm very impressed with the emphasis on collegiality and collaboration
that i've seen in the comments so far. i hope that you can continue
in that vein and thus make a broadly-supported substantive proposal in
that area. kudos to all, and especially Zahid for his periodic
"Scoop" posts. Phil Corwin speaks with my voice on that issue.
regarding the charter
spread the work -- the more the better -- many hands make light work
and provide opportunities for sunlight to shine in (i like all of
Marilyn's suggestions, especially the one about separate CSG
elect rather than appoint -- more opportunities to get to know new
people and their points of view
provide due process -- another opportunity for sunlight, especially
when it comes to dealing with issues of conflict with existing members
strengthen accountability -- i know, a touchy subject, but it needs to
be addressed. again, i like Marilyn's suggestion of moving from 2-
year to 1-year terms. perhaps there are other things we can consider
treat this as an interim step -- i have a feeling we'll want to reopen
this discussion once the dust has settled. but we need a charter in
order to meet the requirements of the moment and leaving some of these
issues for another day may be the best way through this patch.
regarding the secretariat
shed as much work as possible -- there are lots of creative avenues to
explore before we determine whether we need a dedicated Secretariat
like we have today.
leave options open -- this is the wrong time to nail down this one,
there are fast-breaking policy issues that you need to concentrate on
carry on people. i'm really sorry i can't be there, but the final
meeting of my Minnesota Broadband Taskforce is this week and, since i
drafted most of the report, i've got a lot on my plate this week. but
you're doing great, and navigating well through a complex situation.
i'm REALLY keen on those nightly "huddles" that seem to be emerging.
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