[Internal-cg] Chairing - way forward

WUKnoben wolf-ulrich.knoben at t-online.de
Fri Aug 8 09:26:45 UTC 2014

I support this proposal as well.

Best regards


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From: Paul Wilson
Sent: Friday, August 08, 2014 1:41 AM
To: Alissa Cooper
Subject: Re: [Internal-cg] Chairing - way forward

I support this proposal.


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On 8 Aug 2014, at 3:57 am, Alissa Cooper <alissa at cooperw.in> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Thanks to everyone for engaging on the topic of chair structure. Taking in 
> all of the in-person and email discussion thus far, I think we have a 
> viable path forward. My observations are:
> 1. In response to the compromise I suggested on July 31 [i], the group 
> demonstrated broad support for a 1+2 structure, with an objection from 
> Jean-Jacques and ALAC. This included support from people who had 
> previously stated preferences for other structures, and even support from 
> people who had previously said they could not live with 1+2. This is what 
> some people might call “consensus” and what I would normally describe as 
> “rough consensus” in support of 1+2.
> 2. We have very strong support for a “1+something” chair structure, 
> following the recent mail from Jean-Jacques [ii]. I don’t think we have 
> anyone objecting to 1+something at this point.
> 3. We have had lengthy discussions on the list about geographic diversity. 
> We have very strong support in the group for having geographically diverse 
> participation throughout the stewardship transition plan development 
> process. We have differences of opinion within the group about the extent 
> to which that diversity must be required to extend to the chairs of the 
> ICG.
> 4. We have a demonstrated need to agree within the ICG about the methods, 
> both electronic and in-person, that we will use to arrive at and judge 
> consensus within this group going forward.
> Taking the above into consideration, let's proceed as follows:
> Go forward with a 1+2 structure — 1 chair and 2 vice-chairs. I believe the 
> current list of people who have volunteered to serve in these roles is:
> Russ Housley
> Patrik Fälström
> Mohamed El Bashir
> Keith Drazek
> Alissa Cooper
> (I do not think we need re-confirmations from the above people because 
> they have mostly re-confirmed already on the list at some point over the 
> last several weeks, but if any of the above listed people wants to 
> withdraw, please say so.)
> Taking the suggestion from Jean-Jacques, I think we should give people a 
> few more days to volunteer. So if you would like to volunteer, please make 
> that known on the list by August 11, 23:59 UTC.
> On August 12, Joe, who previously agreed to detail the chair roles and run 
> the selection process [iii], and Wolf-Ulrich, who has agreed to help Joe 
> while Joe is traveling, will launch the selection process. In making their 
> selections, ICG participants should take the geographic diversity 
> discussions we’ve had into account.
> Joe and Wolf-Ulrich will also begin drafting a proposal that describes the 
> methods the group will use for arriving at and judging consensus going 
> forward, and will make that proposal available to the group for discussion 
> when it is ready.
> Thanks,
> Alissa
> [i] http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/internal-cg/2014-July/000582.html
> [ii] http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/internal-cg/2014-August/000769.html
> [iii] http://mm.icann.org/pipermail/internal-cg/2014-July/000381.html
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