[council] Re: Statement of the ALAC on the Joint Applicant Support Second Milestone Report

Stéphane Van Gelder stephane.vangelder at indom.com
Sat May 21 10:35:46 UTC 2011

Thanks to all those who have responded. So far, everyone is OK with the proposed message. Can I ask that if there is any opposition to me sending this message, this be voiced by COB Monday May 23?

Absent strong opposition, I will look to sending the message to PDT on Tuesday.



Le 21 mai 2011 à 05:30, Ching Chiao a écrit :

> OK too.
> On Saturday, May 21, 2011, Tim Ruiz <tim at godaddy.com> wrote:
>> Ok.
>> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org]
>> On Behalf Of Stéphane Van Gelder
>> Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 11:36 AM
>> To: council at gnso.icann.org GNSO
>> Subject: Re: [council] Re: Statement of the ALAC on the Joint Applicant
>> Support Second Milestone Report
>> All,
>> I have now had time to listen to most of the Council call. I would like
>> to congratulate Jeff on doing such a good job of chairing the meeting in
>> my stead, not that I had any doubt ;) My thanks Jeff for stepping in
>> like that.
>> I have listened to the Council discussions on the JAS. Let me add just a
>> few words to your discussions. It is very clear to me that the Council
>> chair may send an information message to the Board if he or she feels it
>> is required. The onus here is on the word "information". The message
>> should be factual only and contain nothing which could be construed as
>> opinion. I was very comfortable with sending such a message to the Board
>> in this case. However, once we started discussing, it became clear that
>> some thought the proposed message not to be only informational. Also,
>> one Councillor called for a vote. That being the case, I did not feel I
>> could just brush these concerns aside and instead I proposed a vote on
>> the list.
>> The results of that vote are as follows: 6 in favor of message version
>> A, 7 in favor of message version B and 1 in favor of "none of the
>> above". To that tally we should add my vote, which would be for version
>> B.
>> So where does this leave us. Well, from both your discussions during the
>> Council meeting and the vote and the discussion on the list, it is clear
>> that there is an overwhelming majority for at least one thing: sending a
>> message (Andrei's vote is really the only one that goes against this).
>> In that regard, I concur with Jonathan who said on the call that we've
>> probably done too much work on this already to just not do anything now.
>> As for what message to send, that is not quite so easy. The Council is
>> split, with a small majority leaning towards version B. On the call you
>> all discussed adding the fact that the GNSO Council will vote on the JAS
>> report at its next meeting, on June 9. I think this is once again purely
>> factual so I would suggest we add this to the message. In fact, it seems
>> to me that this new bit of information actually helps make the message
>> more factual and less controversial. It helps do away, for example, with
>> considerations of who chartered what and just keeps the message grounded
>> in facts.
>> So I would like to propose this draft, where we just tell the Board
>> where we're at now and when they can expect something from us.
>> Thanks,
>> Stéphane
>> Dear Peter,
>> We understand that ALAC has forwarded to the Board the Joint SO/AC New
>> gTLD Applicant Support Working Group (JAS WG)'s Second Milestone Report.
>> As the other chartering organization of the JAS WG, the GNSO Council
>> notes that it has not yet approved the Report. A motion to do this was
>> proposed at our May 19 teleconference and tabled until our next meeting,
>> on June 9.
>> I will therefore look to get back to you after this meeting to provide
>> you with an update on the GNSO Council's decision re the JAS report.
>> I would be grateful if you could convey the GNSO Council's message to
>> the Board.
>> Best regards,
>> Stephane van Gelder
>> GNSO Council Chair
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