[council] Enfranchising absent voters

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Fri Jan 18 13:55:50 UTC 2008

Let's be clear that there is nothing unethical about needing to consult
further with our constituencies or to get more information.  I agree
that claiming one of these reasons dishonestly would be unethical but I
really don't think we any of us would do that, and if we did, we have a
much bigger problem.

I am still not convinced that the suggestion is all that complex but
like I said, if we are truly willing to delay votes until all are ready,
that solves the problem I was trying to solve.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]
On Behalf Of Philip Sheppard
Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:49 AM
To: 'Council GNSO'
Subject: RE: [council] Enfranchising absent voters

I argued against this new change in the group as it gets too complex.
It would mean a council member chooses to vote then or later.
But would only vote later if the trigger for an e-vote that the outcome
may be affected applies.
But that choice itself (to vote later or not) itself may affect the
This means the vote is open to gaming and the choice is thus unethical.

Moreover, presenting such a complex proposal to the Board would likely
kill it.


PS Our current practise is to delay a vote until we are all ready, so
the benefit of the addition seems to be small in comparison to the cost
in complexity / ethics.

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