[council] Administrative matters
alick.wilson at xendra.co.nz
Tue Aug 30 02:22:34 UTC 2005
I concur with Philip's concern that '... 17 out of 20 recommendations dating
from last year for improving effectiveness of the GNSO Council (and thus the
GNSO) are NOT yet implemented ...'.
However, I question whether we are now constrained by '... lack of
We now have three staff providing support. We have requested information
about staff roles and responsibilities and time commitment to GNSO matters.
In the absence of same, and until we have that information, I think it is
reasonable to assume that we have three full time staff. This seems more
than sufficient to make progress on those outstanding items.
We need staff to prepare a list of all Council activities, with priorities,
resource requirements, resource allocated, timeline and project plan. This
list should include all substantive policy projects, contemplated or under
action, and the 17 recommendations referred to above.
Bruce, perhaps you could request that staff action this as above and add
this to the list of agenda items for the forthcoming first administrative
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Philip Sheppard
Sent: Friday, 26 August 2005 10:32 p.m.
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: RE: [council] On the use of 'fairness' et al
everything you say is correct but we need to consider practicality.
The concern of myself and other Council members is to ensure the GNSO review
is done well but does not grow out of proportion to our prime objective of
policy development. The more comprehensive the review and the more
ill-defined its scope, the less resource (time and money) we have for this
I am concerned that we are today launching a GNSO review at a time when 17
out of 20 recommendations dating from last year for improving effectiveness
of the GNSO Council (and thus the GNSO) are NOT yet implemented due to lack
If we end up in 2006 with a list of 20 new recommendations that are also not
implemented, the effectiveness of the GNSO will be unchanged.
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