[gnso-improvem-impl-sc] Actions/Next Meeting is 17 December

Thomas Rickert rickert at anwaelte.de
Tue Jan 14 18:05:44 UTC 2014

Thanks, Julie!

I had a discussion with Avri in the meantime and we have developed further thoughts on this, which we will share with the group during the meeting later today.


Am 14.01.2014 um 15:07 schrieb Julie Hedlund <julie.hedlund at icann.org>:

> Dear Avri and Thomas,
> Thank you very much for your comments on this issue.  I have captured them
> and will have them ready in the Adobe Connect room for today's meeting.
> Best regards,
> Julie
> Julie Hedlund, Policy Director
> On 12/17/13 2:45 PM, "Avri Doria" <avri at acm.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Thanks for sending this. I unfortunately found out that I have an ATRT2
>> meeting in conflict today, so will miss this meeting.  I will come back
>> and listen to the recording.
>> Which makes me think that some of the criteria  below might be obviated
>> by listening to a call or participating in discussion on the list (or
>> elsewhere if we ever modernize our working methods).  Anyway will be
>> interested to hear what comes out of the discussion.
>> avri
>> On 17-Dec-13 13:48, Thomas Rickert wrote:
>>> All,
>>> thanks to Avri for sending her ideas on the subject we have been tasked
>>> with (item no. 3.)
>>> Please find below my 5 cent on the e-mail voting topic based on her
>>> thoughts:
>>> 1. Generally, those Councillors that are present in physical or remote
>>> meetings should vote. Where a Councillor cannot participate in a
>>> meeting, a proxy or an alternate should be appointed.
>>> 2. Submitting votes by e-mail voting should be the exception.
>>> 3. E-Mail voting can be allowed at the GNSO Council Chair's discretion
>>> both for individuals as well as for the whole Council.
>>> 4. The GNSO Council Chair shall only grant the possibility to vote by
>>> e-mail
>>> a) to individual Councillors if the Councillor has attended the
>>> discussion on the motion and was unable to participate in the vote.
>>> b) to the Council as a whole subject to the following conditions, which
>>> must be present cumulatively:
>>> - the motion to be voted on has been sufficiently discussed by the
>>> Council and no further discussion was asked for by one or more
>>> Councillors
>>> - conducting the vote at the next scheduled meeting of the Council would
>>> prevent that progress is made which is regarded important by the Council
>>> 5. The GNSO Council Chair will send the motion and the time frame for
>>> submitting votes to the GNSO Council mailing list with at least 48 hours
>>> notice on week days.
>>> 6. E-mails containing votes shall be sent to the GNSO Secretariat with a
>>> subject specifying the motion as previously announced by the GNSO
>>> Secretariat to the GNSO Council mailing list. E-mails containing votes
>>> must not be sent to the GNSO Council mailing list to prevent strategic
>>> voting.
>>> 7. The GNSO Secretariat shall ensure that e-mail votes received are
>>> authentic either by confirming the vote with the respective Councillor
>>> through a communication channel other than e-mail or via means of
>>> digital signature of the e-mail containing the vote.
>>> 8. The GNSO Secretariat will publish the results of the vote as soon as
>>> practically possible after expiry of the voting deadline or the
>>> completion of the vote, whichever is earlier.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Thomas
>>> Am 03.12.2013 um 22:08 schrieb Julie Hedlund <julie.hedlund at icann.org
>>> <mailto:julie.hedlund at icann.org>>:
>>>> Dear SCI members,
>>>> Please see the actions from the meeting on 03 December 2013. Our next
>>>> meeting is scheduled for 17 December 20:00 UTC for 1 hour (12:00 PST ,
>>>> 15:00 EST,  20:00 London, 21:00 CET ‹ a separate notice will be sent
>>>> with teleconference information).  As agreed in Buenos Aires the SCI
>>>> will revert to a 2-week schedule when it has outstanding items,
>>>> although to avoid the New Year holiday the meeting following 17
>>>> December will be on 07 January.
>>>> Best regards,
>>>> Julie
>>>> Julie Hedlund, Policy Director
>>>> 1.  Working Group Self-Assessment:  Mikey O'Conner and Ron Andruff
>>>> will enage Ken to draft a message for Mikey to send to the WG to
>>>> retake the survey and set a deadline for 2 weeks (17 December).  Julie
>>>> Hedlund will send the summary of the previous survey to the SCI list
>>>> (done).
>>>> 2  Re-Submitting a Motion: Greg Shatan will re-write B Limitations and
>>>> Exceptions #4 to change "tabled" to "deferred" and make other
>>>> adjustments as discussed.  SCI members will send the revised language
>>>> to their constituencies to get feedback by a 2-week deadline (17
>>>> December).  Continue discussion on whether "consent" is needed before
>>>> "agenda" in item A Rule, #3.
>>>> 3.  Voting by Email:  Avri Doria and Thomas Rickert will work on an
>>>> approach.
>>>> 4.  Waiver/Exception to GNSO Operating Procedures:  Continue
>>>> discussion on the next call and on the list.
>>>> 5.  AOB: Next meeting is 17 December and the SCI will move back to a
>>>> 2-week schedule when it has outstanding items (excepting meetings that
>>>> fall on holidays).

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