[council] ToR comment
avri at acm.org
Wed Aug 31 21:24:27 UTC 2005
On reading it through something struck me on 4.1, and 4.2. In
addition to analyzing the constituencies for openness and
transparency, I think they could also be reviewed for inclusiveness
and representativeness. In my talks around ICANN i have heard
comments and criticisms on these isssues.
For example, questions I have heard include:
- are there a significant number of SMEs and commercial interests
from the economic south?
- does the IPR constituency include the perspectives of academic IPR
specialists and those who subscribe to the ideals of the creative
- has there been sufficient outreach to NGOs operating in the LDC
world in the NCUC?
- what percentage of the worlds ISPs are represented? are all
regions of the world represented?
The representativeness and inclusiveness of the constituencies seems
to have been called out in the 2004 review and should probably be an
explicit goal in the 2006 review. Thus I recommend adding the words
inclusive and representative to 4.1 an 4.2
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