[council] GNSO reform - need to set up the schedule NOW !

Philip Sheppard philip.sheppard at aim.be
Fri Jun 27 08:04:11 UTC 2008

Fellow Councillors,
the Board has spoken and as any Board does when faced with intractable issues, it has sent
then back to the intractable participants to sort out !
I exaggerate, the Board has given us a 4 week window to seek a compromise ourselves and I
find that positive.

I especially welcomed those Board members who commented that working on principles and
objectives first is more important than the tool to implement those principles such as
parity or the number of votes.

I believe we should start our WG discussions looking at options which meet the concerns of
all parties, and then work out the best tools to meet them.

Avri, Glen - we need to move rapidly on this group and have its first teleconference meeting
next week  w/c June 30 - perhaps July 2 at 1500 UTC with weekly calls or more thereafter.
I suggest also a face to face of the small WG could be useful towards its completion stage -
perhaps in ICANN Brussels (or an Amsterdam Airport hotel) weekend of 12-13 July  ?
Sorry to be presumptuous on dates but the timetable is very tight.

I will be the BC representative.
Who are the other members?


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