[council] ToR comment

Avri Doria 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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