[council] Motion on Individual Users in the GNSO.

Anthony Harris harris at cabase.org.ar
Mon Feb 9 15:03:08 UTC 2009

With regards to involving individual
users, what about the IEEE ? I just
checked their website:

The members are individuals (engineering
professionals), and would appear to
qualify as "users" of the Internet?

Tony Harris

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes at verisign.com>
To: "Stéphane Van Gelder" <stephane.vangelder at indom.com>; <avri at acm.org>; 
"GNSO Council" <council at gnso.icann.org>
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 1:37 PM
Subject: RE: [council] Motion on Individual Users in the GNSO.

> I recommend that we not make a huge issue out of this and simply identify 
> some individual users to work with the ALAC.  First of all, we do not have 
> time because, even with the Board extension, we have to provide any 
> recommendations by 20 February.  Secondly, the key is really to try and 
> develop some sound recommendations about how to involve individual users 
> in the GNSO without being duplicative with the ALAC.  If there are 
> individuals from anywhere in the GNSO that are available and willing to 
> contribute constructively to the work that the ALAC is doing in response 
> to the Board's request, volunteer, but do it quickly because the work is 
> already ongoing and will be over before we know it.
> Chuck
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org
>> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of Stéphane Van Gelder
>> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 4:08 AM
>> To: avri at acm.org; GNSO Council
>> Subject: Re: [council] Motion on Individual Users in the GNSO.
>> Two good questions.
>> If we are seeking ind. user representatives, it would be nice
>> to know that's what they actually are and that they do truly
>> represent the constituency they are claiming to represent.
>> On the other hand, it is true that we could probably all
>> qualify as ind.
>> users.
>> So the risk here is that the ind. user group becomes a kind
>> of "catch-all".
>> Stéphane Van Gelder
>> Le 06/02/09 06:04, « Avri Doria » <avri at psg.com> a écrit :
>> >
>> > On Fri, 2009-02-06 at 09:37 +0500, Zahid Jamil wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Would there be a need to justify that persons involved need to
>> >> represent an individual users perspective rather than overly
>> >> conflicting with other interests?
>> >>
>> >
>> > How does one do this?
>> >
>> > In some sense aren't we all individual users?  So would it
>> not be up
>> > to each volunteer to indicate whether they felt they could
>> represent
>> > the viewpoint of an individual user in this particular effort?
>> >
>> > a.
>> >

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