[council] Council restructuring

Avri Doria avri at acm.org
Fri Nov 21 14:12:47 UTC 2008

Hi Philip,

Thanks for sending this in.

Something I do not understand.  What is the difference between the  
interim council you speak of and the new council that is supposed to  
be seated by June 2009?  If they are the same, then why is that  
council just an interim council?



On 21 Nov 2008, at 06:22, Philip Sheppard wrote:

> As agreed on yesterday's call here is a proposed response to the  
> ICANN Board for its Dec 11
> meeting regarding progress.
> Philip
> -----------------------------------------------
> The GNSO is pleased to report it is making substantial progress on  
> GNSO reform issues.
> This progress is manifest at the Constituency level from both  
> existing and in-formation
> constituencies who are working on the required changes.
> At the level of Council a structure has been adopted with two  
> steering groups and underlying
> work teams to deal with the key operational and policy changes  
> (reference).
> Staff have prepared a preliminary checklist of activities (attached)  
> that is under
> discussion in Council with a view to adopting this checklist with  
> the following changes:
> a) prioritisation
> b) Interim transitional changes necessary to meet the June 2009  
> deadline to put in place an
> interim functional Council
> c) longer term changes necessary to fully implement the required  
> reform.
> The Council will follow certain principles in this process:
> 1. Leadership elections will be de novo based on the enfranchised  
> new interim body
> 2. Full outreach and bottom up discussion at each stage of transition.
> Timetable
> At present Council believes the June 2009 deadline is achievable but  
> that will be ultimately
> determined by the cooperation and capacity of the GNSO's underlying  
> volunteer bodies as well
> as staff resources. Council will inform the Board in due course if  
> it believes there will be
> any slippage in this aspiration.

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