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

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sun Oct 9 21:35:39 UTC 2011

Hello Evan,

thanks for your kind suggestion. However, I believe that we are not
actually at "phase one" of the At-Large Improvements. The whole process
started with the external review report, a few years ago -- and I am not
sure what phase we are in since I've not tracked exactly what
constitutes a "phase".
"Phase one" would convey the wrong idea that we're actually at the very
beginning of the process when we're actually closer to its conclusion.
IMHO "Milestone" is more neutral.
Warm regards,


On 09/10/2011 23:02, Evan Leibovitch wrote :
> 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
> completed.
> Comments?
> - Evan (on my mobile)
> On Oct 9, 2011 12:53 PM, "Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond" <ocl at gih.com
> <mailto: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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Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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