[council] Motion for Council consideration

Olga Cavalli olgacavalli at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 21:19:21 UTC 2010

Dear Councilors:

The WPM Drafting team makes the following motion, which references the
letter and document sent to the GNSO Council list last Friday.
We look forward for your comments during or next GNSO council meeting.


Olga Cavalli
Chair, WPM-DT
12 April 2010


WHEREAS, the ICANN Policy Staff prepared and delivered to the GNSO Council a
2008-2009 Work Team Attendance Study which confirmed that volunteer
participation has been suffering and languishing.

WHEREAS, the GNSO Council, considering the advice of Staff, organized a
Drafting Team at the Seoul ICANN meeting for the purpose of developing a
GNSO Work Prioritization model and procedure;

 WHEREAS, the Work Prioritization Model Drafting Team (WPM-DT) has completed
its deliberations and developed a written procedure recommended for
inclusion in the GNSO Operating Procedures as Chapter 6 plus an accompanying
ANNEX <http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/wpmg-section-6-and-annex-09apr10-en.pdf>;

 WHEREAS, the WPM-DT has developed a timeline of activities (see below) that
it recommends be adopted in order that the first Work Prioritization effort
can be completed by the ICANN Brussels meeting;


RESOLVED, that the GNSO Council accepts the deliverable of the WPM-DT,
thanks the team for its efforts, and approves the use of Chapter 6 and the
ANNEX <http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/wpmg-section-6-and-annex-09apr10-en.pdf>for
conducting its first Work Prioritization effort.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council directs Staff to commence a
twenty-one (21) day public comment period on this amendment to the GNSO
Operating Procedures and reserves the right to modify the procedures
described in Chapter 6 and the
the conclusion of both the public comment period and the first Work
Prioritization effort.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council supports the recommended timeline
(see below) for conducting the first Work Prioritization effort and directs
the GNSO Secretariat to make arrangements consistent with its dates and

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the GNSO Council take action on Chapter 6 and the
ANNEX <http://gnso.icann.org/drafts/wpmg-section-6-and-annex-09apr10-en.pdf>with
regard to the GNSO Operating Procedures as soon as possible after
completion and analysis of the first Work Prioritization effort.



*Activities (per proposed ANNEX to Chapter

26-30 April

ANNEX Step 1:  Staff prepares its recommendations for Eligible and
Non-Eligible Projects and their associated classifications

30 April

Staff distributes recommended Project Lists to GNSO Council and all relevant
GNSO structures (e.g. Stakeholder Groups, Constituencies, ALAC).

3-19 May

Chair asks for Council approval (via email list) to adopt or modify Staff’s

20 May Council Meeting

Eligible Projects List approved by Council

21 May - 7 June

ANNEX Step 2:   Individual Councilor ratings completed (extended to 17
calendar days) and delivered to Staff

8-15 June

ANNEX Step 2.3:  Staff consolidates ratings and analyzes for commonality;
prepares for Step 3.

19 June (or 20 June)

ANNEX Step 3:   Group Session (2 hours) to determine Value ratings

23 June Council Meeting (Brussels)

ANNEX Step 4:   Approve final ratings/priorities and direct that results be
published at gnso.icann.org.
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