[council] Proposed amendment to OSC & PPSC motion

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Dec 1 14:53:44 UTC 2010

Wendy - Do you accept this as a friendly amendment?



From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]
On Behalf Of Mary Wong
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 9:44 PM
To: council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: [council] Proposed amendment to OSC & PPSC motion


Hello everyone,


In view of the additional information supplied by Julie, Liz and Philip,
but considering also Wendy's and others' points relating to the
workability of the current GNSO processes, I hereby propose the
following amendment to Wendy's motion. Fundamentally, I believe it's
time, and necessary, for the Council now to assume direct responsibility
for reviewing the deliverables from the PPSC and OSC as well as the
respective work teams. In this, the Council should be assisted by the
Standing Committee that was supposed to have been formed some time ago. 


Of course, this would not preclude either the Council or the Standing
Committee from consulting the teams and committees that drafted and
reviewed the original language and processes; it's just that - with the
amount of projects we are facing and the concerns already expressed over
both the Council's role and the workability of the new GNSO rules and
procedures, the seemingly-endless rounds of discussion, interpretation,
delegation, referral and redrafting has to stop somewhere and that
should be the Council.


So, here goes - keeping the original WHEREAS clauses, I suggest the
following RESOLVED clauses to the OSC and PPSC charter motion. I hope
Wendy will consider it friendly.


"RESOLVED, the Council acknowledges and thanks the OSC, the PPSC and the
five community work teams for their hard work; and directs each steering
committee and applicable work team chair to identify for the Council any
remaining targets and benchmarks for their respective work by no later
than 19 January 2011, with a view toward final delivery to the Council
of any remaining work items so identified by no later than the San
Francisco meeting.

FURTHER RESOLVED, a Standing Committee to monitor implementation of GNSO
Improvements shall be established no later than 19 January 2011. The
Standing Committee will work with the Council to review and, if
necessary, convene relevant work teams to refine and streamline, the
effectiveness of GNSO Improvements on an ongoing basis."


Thanks and cheers





Mary W S Wong

Professor of Law

Chair, Graduate IP Programs

Two White Street
Concord, NH 03301
Email: mary.wong at law.unh.edu
Phone: 1-603-513-5143
Webpage: http://www.law.unh.edu/marywong/index.php
Selected writings available on the Social Science Research Network
(SSRN) at: http://ssrn.com/author=437584



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