[council] Draft of a possible note to the CEO - updated

Robin Gross robin at ipjustice.org
Wed Dec 5 21:11:03 UTC 2007

I think we are all in agreement that we don't want frivolous  
spending.  What we are talking about here is ICANN paying for its own  

Personally, I have tried to participate in these council meetings  
remotely while the rest of the council is sitting around a table  
together and I can say that it is a serious impediment to effective  
participation.  So much happens in the coffee breaks, hallways,  
social programs, etc. during these week long meetings that we really  
can't be effective with remote participation.


On Dec 5, 2007, at 12:41 PM, Gomes, Chuck wrote:

> One follow-up question Philip:  Should we Councilors freely spend the
> users' money without careful diligence?  It's oftentimes too easy to
> spend others' money than it would be our own.  In the U.S. our
> legislators are very good at this.
> Chuck Gomes
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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org
>> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Philip Sheppard
>> Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 4:03 AM
>> To: 'Council GNSO'
>> Subject: [council] Draft of a possible note to the CEO - updated
>> I support the letter Avri is drafting.
>> For clarity suggest deleting reference to nom com and ask for
>> equivalence to the Board deal.
>> On the questions raised...
>> Budget - if ICANN is serious about policy and legitimacy this
>> should be a priority area for funding, Need - Council members
>> already spend vastly more in TIME: asking for refunding of
>> out of pocket costs is only fair and comparable to other
>> organisations, Who pays? - it's the users, it's the users,
>> it's the users: we users thank you registrars and registries
>> for acting as our collection agents.
>> Philip

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