[council] Rationale of thresholds for initiating issues reports and PDPs

Bruce Tonkin Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au
Fri May 25 03:52:43 UTC 2007

Hello Mawaki,

> I note that you carefully :) set aside in your next email my
> first consclusion and question about the weighted vote: Is there
> any type of vote where each registry and registrar rep does not
> count for 2 votes, or is it so for all votes the council take?
> thanks,

It is currently all votes.  There has been some discussion during the
various review processes of changing this, so that the weighted voting
would only apply to voting on consensus policies that directly affect
contracted parties (registries and registrars), and would not apply to
other matters such as elections.   

Weighted voting is certainly an issue that was reported on in the recent
GNSO review.   The view points on this topic tend to divide by those
that have weighted voting (want it retained) and those that don't (want
it removed) :-)

There is a lot of history behind why weighted voting was introduced.
You would need to review audio recordings/minutes of meetings prior to
the current version of the bylaws.

Bruce Tonkin

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