[CCWG-ACCT] improve working methods for drafting of reports issued in name of CCWG - ACCT

Dr Eberhard W Lisse el at lisse.NA
Tue Jan 12 17:25:39 UTC 2016


Actually it's Members and Participants who are excluded, not just
the Members.

But then participation would interfere with the Co-Chair(s)...


On 2016-01-12 18:17 , Robin Gross wrote:
> One issue that has been troubling me for some time is 'how are
> decisions made to accept some edits and reject others in the
> report?’
> The recording of the call between the lawyers and the co-chairs
> <https://community.icann.org/x/15dlAw> indicated that staff is
> handling the edits and making the decisions about which edits to
> accept and which to reject.  We need a better process for managing
> the editing of reports.
> Like the lawyers, Members who proposed important edits to the
> document were disappointed to find out (after the document was
> published) that many of these edits were rejected and we don’t
> know why.  At some point, this report is no longer a report of the
> Members, especially given the vague “black box” process for
> staff to accept or reject Members’ edits to the draft.
> If staff can be allowed to continue to draft and decide which
> words go into the report, then we should at least be provided with
> a rationale from them to explain *why* Members’ edits are being
> rejected from our report.
> We need a much more transparent and responsive process for the
> drafting and publishing of reports that go out in our name.  I am
> simply not comfortable with this vague secretive "black box"
> process that removes decisional authority from the Members.
> Please don’t give me another silly argument about the timeline.
> That is no excuse for the staff to over-rule Members on the
> content of the report.  CCWG needs to improve this process before
> another report is issued in our name.
> Thanks,
> Robin
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