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

tijani.benjemaa at fmai.org tijani.benjemaa at fmai.org
Tue Oct 11 23:23:52 UTC 2011


On 12 October 2011 00:05, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote :




On 11/10/2011 15:49, Carlton Samuels wrote :

> As I have already stated, I cannot vote for any report that recommends 

> "sanctions" on volunteers, even if they are yet to be determined.  The 

> state of mind that delivers this gem can only be repudiated for cause.


Take imaginary example candidate A, ALAC member, does not attend calls, does
not attend meetings, or when he travels, uses their time outside of the ALAC
room. A does not get involved in ALAC & other working groups. A is basically
using their affiliation to ALAC as something that looks good on their CV.
Admittedly, this is an extreme, but Carlton, at the moment, nothing can be
done about that person, and that imaginary person is occupying a seat on the
ALAC, one of the only 15 seats of people supposed to act in the best
interests of the 2.1Bn Internet users out there. That person is failing
those 2.1Bn people. That person is not accountable.


Yes, that person is a volunteer, but when you volunteer for ALAC, you're not
doing it as a piece of fun. There is a deep responsibility that goes along
with that. There is accountability to users in the rest of the world. 


You are absolutely right Olivier




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