[council] Draft reply Council on GNSO reform

Robin Gross robin at ipjustice.org
Wed Nov 21 15:21:38 UTC 2007

Thanks for getting this out so quickly, Philip!

It seemed like travel support for councilors to attend ICANN meetings 
was another issue with wide agreement for quick action.  Can we 
incorporate that into this document also?

Thank you,

Philip Sheppard wrote:

> As agreed on yesterday's Council call, I promised to draft a short 
> paper as a "straw man" listing those recommendations on GNSO reform 
> that may be supportable by Council as a whole.
> Given the deadline is submission by 30 November I thought I'd better 
> get a move on.
> Not surprisingly those listed are ones seeking:
> - improvements in policy development and timeline flexibility,
> - improvements in communications,
> - improvements in outreach
> - greater support for constituencies.
> I have left out proposals on structural change suspecting we will have 
> differing views.
> On working groups, I am proposing a partial support, suspecting we 
> mostly feel they will work for much policy work, but that tying our 
> hands to have ONLY working groups for EVERY issue before us would be 
> too inflexible. 
> I hope I have captured areas of potential agreement. Your first 
> comments please by *November 25* after which time I'll edit a proposed 
> final version.
> Comments can be as simple as  - "yes I/we support" or can be proposals 
> to strike one of the proposed areas of agreement. In that case, a word 
> of explanation would be good to share.
> Philip

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