[ALAC-ExCom] [ALAC] Proposal for At-Large work on future challenges (used to be ALAC work on...)

Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT jjs.global at gmail.com
Fri Apr 8 01:03:13 UTC 2011

Dear Evan,

thank you for those interesting remarks.

My role as facilitator will end after the Chair of ALAC has made known the
membership of the Task Force. It will then be up to its membership to heed
your sound advice on the TF not getting involved "in issues that are beyond
ICANN's ability to affect", and also to "establish relationships with other
Internet governance bodies in order to coordinate efforts, reduce
duplication, and benefit from complementary talent".

It will be the responsibility of the Task Force to make final
recommendations regarding its name, purpose, charter and work programme.


From:  Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org>
Date:  Thu, 7 Apr 2011 19:23:59 -0400
To:  Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT <jjs.global at gmail.com>
Cc:  Olivier CREPIN-LEBLOND <ocl at gih.com>,
<alac-excom at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, ALAC Internal List
<alac-internal at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, At-Large Staff
<staff at atlarge.icann.org>, Tijani BEN JEMAA <tijani.benjemaa at fmai.org>,
sandra hoferichter <info at hoferichter.eu>, Dave Kissoondoyal
<dave at isoc-mu.org>, Marc Rotenberg <rotenberg at epic.org>,
<presidencia at internauta.org.ar>, "Thompson, Darlene" <DThompson1 at gov.nu.ca>,
Danny Younger <dannyyounger at yahoo.com>
Subject:  Re: [ALAC] Proposal for At-Large work on future challenges (used
to be ALAC work on...)

Hi Jean-Jacques,

I'm OK with everything you've proposed, including the name.

I have had some minor concern, as you and I have discussed personally, about
this Task Force getting involved in issues that are beyond ICANN's ability
to affect. However, I have confidence that this group has the skill and
professionalism to direct its considerable skills at issues upon which we
can achieve results. It's my personal hope that this group may also
establish relationships with other Internet governance bodies in order to
co-ordinate efforts, reduce duplication, and benefit from complementary
talent. Such logical lines of communications have been noticeably lacking to
date and would benefit us all. (to this end I might suggest changing the
word "ICANN" to "broader Internet" under the Work Program ... but if not
that's fine too.

I look forward (pun intended) to working with you and the other WT members
on this.

- Evan

On 7 April 2011 18:42, Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT <jjs.global at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Olivier,
> Dear Executive Committee,
> taking into account the orientation you gave on the membership of the Task
> Force, I've changed the title of this message from "ALAC work on future
> challenges" to "At-Large work on future challenges".
> The deadline for receiving statements of interest was extended to Thursday 7
> April 2011, 23:00 UTC. That deadline has arrived. I now seek guidance from you
> on the desirable number of members and, if that number is smaller than the
> number of candidates, I request that you establish the list of members. As
> agreed in San Francisco, the members will then elect two Co-Chairs. Here is
> the list of candidates (alphabetical order, family name):
> * Tijani Ben Jemma
> * Sandra Hoferichter
> * Dave Kissoondoyal
> * Evan Leibovitch (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> * Mark Rotenberg (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> * Sergio Salinas Porto
> * Jean-Jacques Subrenat (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> * Darlene Thompson
> * Danny Younger
> The name, purpose, work programme, charter, and other aspects of the Task
> Force were discussed through an exchange of e-mails or other communications.
> Having been the facilitator thus far, and based on comments received, I have
> the pleasure to propose the following:
> * Name: At-Large Task Force (provided there is currently no other working
> group in At-Large already using this designation); if an acronym is required,
> ALTF is suggested
> * Purpose: the overall purpose is to uphold the global public interest in
> Internet matters
> * Work programme: to recommend ways in which At-Large can best serve its
> overall purpose, while enhancing its impact on and contribution to ICANN,
> including through collaboration with other parts of the ICANN community
> * Charter: Staff is requested to examine the work done on charters by the
> Board Governance Committee, and to propose one which could serve as a model
> for this Task Force. In addition, the Charter should include a brief mission
> statement, as well as an understanding of the global public interest, e.g. as
> defined by the Internet Rights & Principles Coalition,
> http://www.irpcharter.org/images/IRPflyer.pdf .
> * Meetings: once the list of members has been communicated by the Chair of
> ALAC, the first meeting will allow members to elect 2 Co-Chairs, determine the
> agenda for that meeting, and discuss its programme for the coming months. It
> is suggested that regular meetings be held monthly, and extraordinary meetings
> when necessary
> Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.
> Regards,
> Jean-Jacques.
> From:  Jean-Jacques SUBRENAT <jjs.global at gmail.com>
> Date:  Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:45:52 +0800
> To:  "alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org"
> <alac-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org>, ICANN At-Large Staff
> <staff at atlarge.icann.org>
> Subject:  Re: [ALAC] Proposal for ALAC work on future challenges (updated 1
> April 2011).
> Dear All,
> you are kindly requested to take note of the updates, and respond to the
> highlighted points below.
> Since the previous update (30 March 2011),
> * guidance was received from the ALAC Chair and ExCom, indicating that
> membership in this TF shall be open to At-Large;
> * more colleagues have expressed interest in joining, bringing the list of
> candidates to 8.
> Colleagues having expressed interest:
> -       Tijani Ben Jemma, TBJ
> -       Sandra Hoferichter, SH
> -       Dave Kissoondoyal, DK
> -       Evan Leibovitch, EL (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> -       Mark Rotenberg, MR (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> -       Sergio Salinas Porto, SSP
> -       Jean-Jacques Subrenat, JJS (also candidate for Co-Chair)
> -       Darlene Thompson, DT
> As membership in this Task Force is open to At-Large, the deadline is extended
> to Thursday 7 April 2011, 23:00 UTC, for expressions of interest to be posted
> on this list.
> Reminder: when closed, this list will be submitted to the ALAC. The designated
> members will then elect two Co-Chairs.
> There are three potential pitfalls in choosing such a name:
> * suggesting too broad a scope ("Future of the Internet", "Future of ICANN"),
> * establishing too narrow a remit ("Consumer Protection"),
> * alluding to a mission which is already taken care of by another entity (e.g.
> by the IGF).
> Many interesting suggestions were received. They fall into 2 categories:
> A) Upholding the global public interest
> - At-Large Outlook Mission, ALOM (DK suggested ALACOM when we were working on
> an ALAC name)
> - At-Large Task Force on Future Challenges, TF-F (EL, JJS)
> - Public Interest Task Force, PITF (MR)
> - a number of notions such as Consumer Protection (MR), Internet Governance
> (DK), End-users' Rights (EL), Transparency (MR)
> B) Enhancing the role of At-Large
> - At-Large Further Development, ALFD (SH), covering several notions such as
> wider input from and outreach At-Large, cross-constituency cooperation (TBJ,
> SH, MR)
> - At-Large input into ICANN policy development (SH)
>  As no single designation has emerged as a natural winner, please choose one
> of the first three listed above (A). The chosen name will indicate the general
> orientation or purpose of our work. The Work Plan is meant to identify not
> more than 5 topics (such as Enhancing the role of At-Large), which would
> implement that general orientation or serve that purpose.
> Staff is kindly requested to find, among the models studied by the BGC, one
> suitable for this Task Force.
> It was also pointed out (MR) that the Task Force might need a Mission
> Statement, quoting the relevant section of the ICANN Bylaws, Art. XI, section
> 9(4), "The role of the At-Large Advisory Committee ("ALAC") shall be to
> consider and provide advice on the activities of ICANN, insofar as they relate
> to the interests of individual Internet users.²
> It was further suggested (MR) that such a Mission Statement include "Internet
> Rights & Principles", as set forth by the Internet Rights & Principles
> Coalition, 
> http://www.irpcharter.org/images/IRPflyer.pdf
> -       The global public interest, including definition, overlap or
> separation of roles between various parts of the ICANN community, desired
> contribution from At-Large structures, action and possible impact by the ALAC
> on ICANN policy and orientations (JJS)
> -       Key areas of possible ALAC action to uphold the global public interest
> (JJS)
> -       Beyond the ALAC Review recommendations: how to increase the impact of
> At-Large within ICANN, inter alia policy formation, working with other
> components of ICANN, a communications policy for At-Large (JJS)
> -       Transparency (MR)
> -       Consumer protection (MR), Consumer interests (EL)
> -       Improving outreach to and input from At-Large structures (TBJ, SH, MR)
> -       At-Large further development (SH, JJS)
> -       Working with other components of ICANN to maximize impact (SH, JJS)
> -       Internet governance (DK)
> -       End-users' Charter of Rights (EL)
> You are requested to choose not more than five of the above, in your order of
> preference (from 1 crucial, to 5 less important).
> Your comments are most welcome.
> Regards,
> Jean-Jacques.

Evan Leibovitch, Toronto Canada
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