[Internal-cg] Chairing - way forward

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Mon Aug 11 15:24:34 UTC 2014

Reminder: People who wish to volunteer for a chair role need to do so by
23:59 UTC today, Aug 11. I believe the current list of volunteers is as

Wolf-Ulrich Knoben
Patrik Fälström
Mohamed El Bashir
Alissa Cooper


On 8/7/14, 10:57 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
>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.
>[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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