[council] Re: Joint Applicant Support (JAS) Working Group matters

Stéphane Van Gelder stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Fri Apr 15 13:48:13 UTC 2011


Thank you for CCing me on this. I am copying the GNSO Council so that they may read your message as well.

Let me add that although I was not consulted prior to this message being sent, or informed that you would send it, I can personally support it and the defence of the bottom up policy development process that it represents.



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Le 15 avr. 2011 à 14:37, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> a écrit :

> To: Peter Dengate Thrush
> CC: Board Secretary
> CC: Stéphane Van Gelder
> CC: ALAC ExCom
> CC: ICANN At-Large Staff
> CC: Karla Valente
> CC: JAS Working Group Co-Chairs - Rafik Dammak (GNSO) and Carlton
> Samuels (ALAC)
> Dear Peter,
> In the recent ALAC Executive Committee conference call of 14 April 2011,
> the possibility was discussed that the Board might have enquired about
> the progress of the Joint SO/AC Work Group on New gTLD Applicant Support
> (JAS WG) via an ICANN staff member supporting the Work Group.
> As you know, due process dictates that Board enquiries regarding this WG
> are supposed to go to the Chairs of the Work Group's chartering SO and
> AC.  However, neither I, as the ALAC Chair, nor Stéphane Van Gelder, the
> GNSO Council Chair, have received any such queries from the Board. The
> request was passed unconventionally onto the JAS WG, and has ultimately
> distracted much of the WG's valuable time away from its core task during
> the past week.
> In order to avoid the communication process becoming a contentious
> matter, I kindly urge you to request the CEO/Senior Staff of ICANN to
> ensure that such queries respect the customary procedure of sending any
> Board enquiries regarding WG's (and particularly Cross Community WG's)
> via the Chair/Leadership designated with the authority to be primary
> point of communication with any such WG (in this case the ALAC and the
> GNSO Council Chairs).
> In the meantime, let me assure you that the JAS WG's work is challenging
> but enjoying significant progress, and the WG is on track to complete
> its mandate successfully. I should be grateful if you could confirm a
> time-line when you would need its final report to reach you.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond
> ALAC Chair

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