[Internal-cg] Fwd: CWG Timetable - Best Case Estimate (RESEND with updated attachment)

Alissa Cooper alissa at cooperw.in
Sat Jan 31 00:52:37 UTC 2015

We have received a response to our inquiry to the CWG concerning the group’s timing and progress.

I would like to suggest that we reserve some time (at least 90 minutes) at our face-to-face meeting next week to discuss the impact of the response on our process timeline <https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/icg-process-timeline-07jan15-en.pdf>. I will circulate a proposal for modifying our timeline in advance of the face-to-face meeting. If you have thoughts in the meantime, please share them on this thread.


Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Jonathan Robinson" <jrobinson at afilias.info>
> Subject: CWG Timetable - Best Case Estimate (RESEND with updated attachment)
> Date: January 30, 2015 at 5:37:21 AM PST
> To: "Alissa Cooper" <alissa at cooperw.in>, Patrik Fältström <paf at frobbit.se>, "Mohamed El Bashir" <mbashir at mbash.net>
> Cc: <cwg-stewardship at icann.org>
> Reply-To: <jrobinson at afilias.info>
> Dear Alissa, ICG Vice Chairs & Colleages,
> Thank-you for this note. We are pleased to be able to now respond in some
> more detail.
> Following our collective recognition that the CWG would not be able to
> respond with a proposal in time to meet the original planned submission of
> 31 January 2015, we have continued to work hard at making progress. This has
> involved many areas of concurrent work including re-evaluating the work
> required to complete a proposal and seeking to clearly understand the key
> dependencies. In this regard, we would like to draw your attention to a
> three key points:
> 1. The number and diversity of participants in the CWG's work necessarily
> mean that it is time-consuming and complex to take account of these inputs.
> 2. The number of dependencies which impact the timeline of the CWG's work,
> not all of which can be effectively or completely managed by ourselves.
> 3. The inter-relationship with the work of the CCWG on Accountability and
> the necessary inter-dependence of the work of the CWG and the CCWG.
> Recognising the above, we have constructed a timeline which seeks to provide
> a Best Case for the production of a proposal from the CWG. This Best Case
> seeks to predict the path to production of a final proposal which can be
> signed off by the chartering organisations and moreover, is correlated with
> the work of the CCWG on Accountability. This Best Case is includes key areas
> of work (separated into specific work streams), the use of high intensity
> periods of work and the potential use of an in person / face-to-face meeting
> of the CWG. It also highlights where there are key risks to the timetable
> and the consequent target date. These risks are represented by triangles on
> the diagram. They include but are not limited to:
> A. Lack of consensus within the CWG around a specific proposal
> B. Issues around the duration to acquire legal advice or the specific
> content of any such advice
> B. The willingness or ability of the chartering organisations to support the
> outcome of the work of the CWG
> Rest assured, we have every intention of producing a proposal, which has the
> support of the CWG members and the chartering organisations, in a timely
> fashion and will make best efforts to do so. However, we feel strongly that
> we need to set expectations about the current timetable and the implicit
> target it contains in that it contains identified risks and therefore may
> not be achievable. 
> We trust that this is an effective update and are committed to continuing to
> work towards a well-supported proposal as well as to keeping you informed of
> and engaged in our progress to that end.
> Thank-you for your active involvement and appreciation of our task.
> Sincerely,
> Jonathan Robinson & Lise Fuhr
> Attachment: An representation of the Best Case timetable of work for the CWG
> correlated with our current understanding of the work of the CWG and with
> the current timetable of the ICG
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alissa Cooper [mailto:alissa at cooperw.in] 
> Sent: 16 January 2015 23:16
> To: cwg-stewardship at icann.org
> Subject: [CWG-Stewardship] Request from ICG
> Dear CWG,
> The ICG has been following the developments in all of the operational
> communities, including the naming community. We have noted some discussions
> about the possibility that the CWG might require additional time to complete
> its response to the ICG RFP beyond its original planned submission date of
> 30 January 2015. In this regard, the ICG would appreciate receiving the
> CWG's estimated revised completion date, taking into account appropriate
> time for community consultation. Please communicate this to the ICG as soon
> as possible but not later than 31 January 2015. It would also be helpful for
> you to indicate what you expect the CWG’s major challenges to be to complete
> your work in a timely fashion and whether ICG coordination can be of
> assistance. 
> We appreciate the CWG’s continued diligence in working towards target
> completion dates and we expect to stay in close contact concerning the
> group’s progress until its work is complete.
> Thanks,
> Alissa Cooper on behalf of the ICG
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