[council] Questions for chair

Adrian Kinderis adrian at ausregistry.com.au
Wed Nov 17 11:00:14 UTC 2010

So you would like us to pursue you to secure our vote? Ummm..Sure... OK.

I am not doubting how busy you are. All Councilors are volunteers and dedicate important parts of our time to work in the Council. I am not sure this is relevant.

The term platform in the context that I raised it is best defined by Wikipedia;

Party Platform (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Party_platform)

A party platform, also known as a manifesto<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto>, is a list of the actions which a political party<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_party> supports in order to appeal to the general public for the purpose of having said party's candidates voted into office. This often takes the form of a list of support for, or opposition to, controversial topics. Individual topics are often called planks of the platform.

I trust this helps.

Adrian Kinderis

From: Olga Cavalli [mailto:olgacavalli at gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 9:55 PM
To: Adrian Kinderis
Cc: KnobenW at telekom.de; council at gnso.icann.org
Subject: Re: [council] Questions for chair

I am happy to discuss any ideas or views with all the stakeholders, no problem with that so feel free to ask me.
The GNSO council list is useful as all the councilors have the chance to see the exchange of messages. Next conference call is another possible moment, or you can reach me by email or by phone if necessary.
We are all busy as we all have our own activities, but since I was appointed to the GNSO three years ago I have devoted an important part of my time to my volunteer work in the council, as you can see it described in all the working groups and other activities I have been involved in.
I would appreciate if you could clarify the concept "platform" included in your first message with questions to me.
Best regards
2010/11/17 Adrian Kinderis <adrian at ausregistry.com.au<mailto:adrian at ausregistry.com.au>>
Thanks for the response Olga, although I think you missed my question.

Perhaps I'll ask it a different way;

Do you plan on meeting with other Stakeholder groups to discuss your view and ideas on Council Leadership and if so when? I am a little surprised that you should have to be asked quite frankly. I would have thought it was something that you would have sought out. Perhaps you can explain why you haven't?

Thanks for your time.

I know you are busy!

Adrian Kinderis

From: KnobenW at telekom.de<mailto:KnobenW at telekom.de> [mailto:KnobenW at telekom.de<mailto:KnobenW at telekom.de>]
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 7:34 PM
To: olgacavalli at gmail.com<mailto:olgacavalli at gmail.com>; Adrian Kinderis

Cc: council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:council at gnso.icann.org>
Subject: AW: [council] Questions for chair

Thanks Olga! I think this is also a valuable input for the Cartagena discussion on council role.



Von: Olga Cavalli [mailto:olgacavalli at gmail.com<mailto:olgacavalli at gmail.com>]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 16. November 2010 22:59
An: Knoben, Wolf-Ulrich; Adrian Kinderis
Cc: council at gnso.icann.org<mailto:council at gnso.icann.org>
Betreff: Re: [council] Questions for chair
in relation with the questions sent by Adrian and Wolf, these are some comments and I am happy to further explain these ideas during the conference call next Friday.

Adrian, my mission as a NonCom Appointee is to participate in GNSO with a neutral perspective placing the broad public interest ahead of any particular interests. In my view, a chair is a facilitator and a coordinator of the work of the GNSO, including all different interests and perspectives of all the council members and their stakeholder groups as well.

As you may recall, we NCAs could be also non voting members of the GNSO, which is the case of Andrei now. So there could be even a non voting chair.

I have shared working teams, drafting teams and several other activities in my three years serving the GNSO with almos all of the council members and dialogue has been always open, so I am happy to answer any other question or doubt you may have.

I would apprecialte if you could clarify the concept "platform" included in your question.

Wolf, for me the key issue in the future of GNSO is broaden its perspective through outreach.

In the Constituency Operations Working Team that I have chaired as part of the GNSO restructuring process, we have produced a very interesting document about outreach that is now under final revision by the OSC and will soon will be available for GNSO revision. (Special thanks to Debbie Hughes that chaired the subworking team, Krista Papac, Claudio DiGangi, Rafik Dammak, Tony Harris and Michael Young for their active participation in drafting the document).

If GNSO could broaden participation including a more diverse perspective and more active participation from a wider universe, then it would be easier to have more participants from different stakeholder groups into different projects.

As we learned in the prioritization working group, where you were a very active member, all projects have their impact and are relevant and interesting for different councilors and for their stakeholdergroups. So if more representatives can actively participate in different activities then prioritization could be more a managerial issue than a problem of  administrating lack of time and resources.

In relation with your question on how to "avoid the council's position in the policy development process becoming more and more weakened?", again I think that the answer is having a GNSO with a broader perspective, and this could be achieved through an outreach effort.

I will be happy to explain this further or answer other questions next Thrusday.

Best regards


2010/11/16 <KnobenW at telekom.de<mailto:KnobenW at telekom.de>>
I've 2 questions to both candidates:

 1.  I'd appreciate a statement from regarding action item 1. from our last call (prioritization, see attached). Which specific efforts do you have in mind in order to strengthen the council's ability and effectiveness in organizing its work?
 2.  With respect to the fact that the board recently took decision on VI without having received a specific council recommendation: which measures do you have in mind to avoid the council's position in the policy development process becoming more and more weakened?

Thanks and regards


Please note the following action items from our Council meeting one week ago:

1.      Assuming we dispense with the prioritization effort, Councilors are encouraged to communicate ideas on the Council mailing list on how to make decisions regarding whether or not to proceed on a project; the aim would be to compile a list of factors that can be used to make choices, and over time develop criteria for choosing projects and work items.

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