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

Philip Sheppard philip.sheppard at aim.be
Fri Jun 27 14:30:39 UTC 2008

I fully support these suggestions.

Thanks Philip.  I would go one step further and suggest that we put
voting structure options (e.g., 4-4-4-4, 4-4-5-3, etc.) completing OFF
the table and instead start off with each constituency rep communicating
what are their primary needs without any reference to number of votes
per stakeholder group.  For example, I think everyone knows that the RyC
supports a balance between contracted and noncontracted parties, but I
believe that we need to take that a step lower and communicate what it
is that we are seeking that that balance provides. I believe that it
would be very helpful if we could start off with an understanding of the
key needs of each constituency; that will then provide a basis for
thinking out of the box to find solutions that all of us can support.

The first steps can be done via email:

1. Each constituency, the NomCom Reps and the ALAC need to identify
their rep NLT Monday, 30 June.  I believe group is working on that.

2. Establish an email list for the group.

3. Schedule the first meeting.

4. Decide who will lead the group.  Should it be one of the GNSO group
members or Rob or someone else?

5. If your idea and mine are accepted, each rep should work with their
colleagues to define the basic principles and their needs.  As I stated
above, I believe that principle and need statements should be void of
any mention of voting numbers.


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