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

Evan Leibovitch evan at telly.org
Sun Oct 9 21:02:01 UTC 2011

Just one suggestion.

Perhaps, rather than calling this an interim or milestone report, the one we
submit could be called "phase one". This brings across the point that some
of the Improvements have been completed and some are still in progress.

A milestone or interim report
suggests that none of what was started had been completed. This way we can
say that "phase one" (which includes the bylaw revisions) had been


- Evan (on my mobile)
On Oct 9, 2011 12:53 PM, "Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond" <ocl at gih.com> wrote:

> 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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