[council] Reason for vote on Motion One on the WHOIS service on 060720
avri at acm.org
Thu Jul 20 13:26:23 UTC 2006
Having just voted affirmatively for a motion I spoke against, I
figured I should put a brief explanation into the record.
As I stated during the call and in previous emails I think:
- council members should always be free to explain their votes if
they so desire and that it should not take a special motion to enable
- task force members are always free to, and in fact responsible for,
paying attention to input from the community and from other stakeholders
- it seems like it should be standard policy for the council to
consult with the advisory committees before making a final decision
on the final report from a task force. In fact I thought this was
one of the reasons for liaison relationships. (BTW, I have wondered
whether we should we have reciprocal liaisons on the advisory
- the council should always consider a report carefully and
reconsider any of its previous decisions in the light of new analyses
or new facts.
For the reasons above, I thought that most of the motion was at best
I did think that it would be useful for the staff to produce a
summary of the input and was unwilling to vote against a motion that
was explicit in its support of council openness.
I, therefore, voted affirmatively.
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