[council] Table of current GNSO work items

Alick Wilson alick.wilson at xendra.co.nz
Wed Aug 31 22:39:04 UTC 2005

Hi All, and thanks to Maria.
The document that Maria has produced is a good step forward.
The table shows current GNSO work items. I would like to see both recently
completed work items and work items that have been identified but not
started added to the list.
The reason for having recently completed work items on the list is that in
some cases there will be a successor project that is not yet identified.
Keeping recently completed work items on the list provides Councillors as a
'memory jogger' to determine the perceived completeness of the completed
project and assist in identifying any successor project. I suggest we add to
the recently completed list any of the 20 Recommendations from Patrick
Sharry's report which have been completed.
The balance of the 20 Recommendations, then, should be categorised as under
action or not started.
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On
Behalf Of Maria Farrell
Sent: Thursday, 1 September 2005 10:12 a.m.
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: [council] Table of current GNSO work items

Dear all,
At the last GNSO Council call (18 August), staff committed to proposing an
improved reporting system for the Council.   I attach a table detailing the
current work items of the GNSO and its task force/working groups.  This new
format for reporting on GNSO work items gives a lot more detail of past and
future actions than the work item list I've been providing for the last few
months. It's intended to make it easier to track and plan the large volume
of work the Council is doing. The table isn't an exhaustive response to
improving the reporting and planning for the GNSO, but I hope it will be a
helpful step in that direction. 
I tested a version of this table with the WHOIS task force a week ago and
have had some positive feedback on it.  However, I am sure there is plenty
of room to improve this table so that it corresponds more precisely to
Councillors' needs.  I would appreciate your input on the table either by
email or on the GNSO planning call next week. One question I would welcome
your input on is if it would also be useful to capture in the table the
relevant leading councillor(s) on work items where appropriate.  
I propose to keep this table updated and circulate it to councillors 7 days
before each Council call.  It may also be possible to post it on the GNSO
part of the ICANN website along with each meeting's agenda. 
Many thanks for your patience.
All the best, Maria
P.S. I also plan to provide the WHOIS task force with its updated section on
an ongoing basis. 
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