[Internal-cg] Open operational community processes

Narelle Clark narelle.clark at accan.org.au
Sat Sep 6 11:49:21 UTC 2014

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> From: internal-cg-bounces at icann.org [mailto:internal-cg-bounces at icann.org] On Behalf Of Milton L Mueller
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[Narelle Clark] 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Milton L Mueller [mailto:mueller at syr.edu]
> Sent: Saturday, 6 September 2014 7:00 PM

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> > Since then we've brought the draft RFP into our community, and the 
> > community is now busy working on an actual proposal.
> > The first draft of that proposal is out. I think the IETF's 
> > questions about this topic are more in the proposal itself, and 
> > something we can work on ourselves, and at
> I have a bit of a problem with this, sorry to say. While I think it's 
> fine that people in IETF are developing ideas for proposals, the RFP 
> makes  it clear that the process in each operational community is 
> supposed to be open and transparent, and include other interested and 
> affected parties. I think it would be a travesty if we release the RFP 
> and the IETF announces 5 days later that they are finished.

[Narelle Clark]
Then let us urge the IETF to ensure their processes include the **capacity for** future alignment/realignment with the views and outputs of other communities.
> Even if this is presented as a "Draft," any different ideas coming 
> from the outside would be dealing with what is in effect a sealed 
> process, in which changes would not be welcome or even seriously 
> considered. The IETF needs to convene a publicly announced, open 
> process based on the RFP that we are developing.

[Narelle Clark]
There is also the perspective that should the IETF produce a substantial document that deals with all the substantive issues and represents a practical, helpful view of the future, then other communities may have an extremely useful basis from which to work.

If the IETF can produce what is effectively a comprehensive template then I suspect the other communities will be overjoyed.

Best regards


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