[Internal-cg] Input on the Question of the Secretariat

Patrik Fältström paf at frobbit.se
Thu Jul 17 19:00:19 UTC 2014

On 17 jul 2014, at 19:00, Lynn St.Amour <Lynn at LStAmour.org> wrote:

> Some vacation Patrik :-)

Yeah, I know...can not stop thinking about the CG though...although my stay in southern France (Carpentras at the moment) is quite nice actually...

> And would you see the same requirement as below for external contacts and digestibility of actions or emerging directions for broad public consumption?

Let me put it this way...I think the secretariat should help with writing and reading. That said, I am of the specific view that secretariat never ever speak on behalf of the CG and never tries to draw conclusions of the text it summarizes. I.e. summary is one thing, draw conclusions another.

I have, I must say, very very good experience from SSAC and the staff support that ICANN is providing us, where we have found a good division of labour between the members of SSAC and the secretariat.


> Lynn
> On Jul 17, 2014, at 12:25 PM, Patrik Fältström <paf at frobbit.se> wrote:
>> I would add some more issues related to content, as there will be A LOT of text floating around, and we can not rely on us volunteers to read and write every single character:
>> - Operate and managed contact points for the community
>> - Compile and summarize input from the community, so that it is easily digestible by CG members (so we can dive into details where needed)
>> - Copy editing of documents, output and whatever else CG need help with
>>  paf
>> On 17 jul 2014, at 18:19, Russ Housley <housley at vigilsec.com> wrote:
>>> I do not think that a long RFP process is needed, but that is a separate topic.
>>> I think we will need secretariat support for:
>>> - minutes
>>> - action item tracking
>>> - calendar for meeting and teleconference schedules
>>> - mail list management
>>> - web pages
>>> -- facilitate meeting information distribution
>>> -- information dissemination to the public
>>> -- wiki pages (or other technology) that allows us to each make edits to content
>>> -- posting draft document
>>> -- posting meeting minutes, transcripts, audio streams, and so on
>>> -- coordinate with ICANN staff on meeting arrangements and media interactions
>>> I have assumed that ICANN staff will continue to handle the meeting venue arrangements and travel arrangements.
>>> Russ
>>> On Jul 17, 2014, at 11:35 AM, Daniel Karrenberg wrote:
>>>> I have been voluntold to lead a discussion on the secretariat. In the
>>>> interest of making this effective can those who have strong positions on
>>>> this to speak/mail to me before start of proceedings tomorrow.
>>>> Frankly I was surprised at the amount of "complications" such as RFPs in
>>>> this. I am taking no position on this, just expressing surprise and a
>>>> willingness to understand the issues.
>>>> Daniel
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