[ALAC] ALAC/At-Large Improvements Project -- important update

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sun Oct 9 16:51:33 UTC 2011

Dear ALAC members,

I want to inform you of some changes to the Improvements report based on
information Heidi and Seth received. After consulting with ICANN Legal, 
it has been suggested that the only "final report" appropriate for Board 
approval would come once the ALAC can report having implemented *all* the 
recommendations of the ALAC Review WG.

At this stage, however, we could report that the ALAC has completed a
substantial amount of ALAC Improvements work, including developing
specific proposals for the implementation of the ALAC Review WG
recommendations. Consequently, it was suggested that the current status 
report – which need only be submitted by staff (not by the ALAC) – not be 
called a “final report”’; we are thinking of calling it the "ALAC/At-Large
Improvements Project Milestone Report."

Still, an endorsement of this Milestone Report by the ALAC would send a
strong message to the Board. So I have instructed Staff to start a vote
endorsing the report on Sunday.

The next steps in the At-Large Improvements Project will be for the ALAC
to discuss the implementation of the remaining ALAC Review
recommendations and WT proposals in Dakar, including allocating them to
existing At-Large Working Groups, creating timelines for their
completion, and determining potential resource implications.

I would like to be able to submit these details to the Board as soon as
practical but hopefully no later than the meeting in Costa Rica (11-16
March 2012). The ALAC could then aim to submit the actual final Final
Report -- marking the completion of the implementation of all
Improvements recommendations -- to the Board in Prague (24-28 June 2012).

Comments/Questions are welcome.

Seth and others are working to convert the report into a "Milestone"
report as we speak.

Best regards,

Olivier Crépin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

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