[ALAC] Fwd: [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on Proposed Public Comment Constructs

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sat Jul 2 17:41:21 UTC 2011


Dear all,

I am in receipt of the following message from Filiz Ilmaz regarding the
formation of a Focus Group.

Dev Anand Teelucksingh has already worked on these problematics in the
past, thanks to his involvement in the At-Large Improvements WT.
His knowledge and experience would be very helpful to the focus group
and I therefore suggest that he be our representative for the ALAC.

If I do not hear of any objections, I'll transmit Dev's name to Filiz
Ilmaz in the middle of next week.

Kind regards,

Olivier

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Filiz Yilmaz* <filiz.yilmaz at icann.org
<mailto:filiz.yilmaz at icann.org>>
Date: 30 June 2011 19:08
Subject: [soac-discussion] Form a Focus Group to Provide Feedback on
Proposed Public Comment Constructs
To: "soac-discussion at icann.org <mailto:soac-discussion at icann.org>"
<soac-discussion at icann.org <mailto:soac-discussion at icann.org>>
Cc: "mike.silber at icann.org <mailto:mike.silber at icann.org> Silber"
<mike.silber at icann.org <mailto:mike.silber at icann.org>>


Dear Community Leaders,

I communicated to you in Singapore that we would like to receive your
support in forming a Focus Group to provide some initial feedback on two
specific Public Comment implementation proposals relating to ATRT
Recommendations 15, 16 and 17.   

This email is intended to provide additional details to help you in
identifying individuals to participate in this activity.  

*Purpose*:  To help ICANN Staff assess the usability and viability of
certain implementation constructs related to the Public Comment process
as recommended by the ATRT. 

*Team Members*: We would prefer to keep the Focus Group relatively small
and are therefore requesting one representative from of each ICANN SO,
AC or SG.  

*Methodology:*  Due to the challenges in scheduling telephone
calls/meetings and considering the nature of the topics/questions, our
plan is that the group will interact and collaborate via a dedicated
space within ICANN's Confluence Wiki environment.  Details (e.g., links,
login information) will be sent to the volunteers separately.  At this
time, no meetings are planned. 

*Duration*:  We anticipate that the feedback period will last one month
from 20 July through 19 August at which point the dedicated Wiki space
will be closed.  

*Content*: ICANN Staff will outline two current proposals to the Focus
Group and collect initial feedback (via the Wiki).  The two specific
topics that the Focus Group's will be asked to provide feedback are:

Topic 1:  Stratification/Prioritization of Public Comments

Topic 2. Comment/Reply Structure for Public Comments

*Scope*: The Focus Group will be asked specific questions concerning the
topics listed above and feedback/responses will be collected via the
Wiki. The ATRT Recommendations have been reviewed by the ICANN Community
and approved by the ICANN Board; therefore, the Focus Group will not be
asked to validate the ATRT Recommendations themselves.

*Outcomes*:  The Wiki collaboration and discussion threads will be used
by Staff to inform its planning concerning the implementation topics
listed above. Staff does not plan to issue any written reports or
summaries of the Focus Group's deliberations; however, the Wiki may be
opened for public read access once the work is completed.  Elements of
the feedback may be incorporated into a formal Public Comment
solicitation that will deal with these same topics circa September 2011.  

I hope you find the above information helpful in identifying and
selecting candidates to help with this feedback process.

We hope to hear back from you with one volunteer contact detail from
your group latest by 13 July 2011, in order to start the activity as
outlined above.

Kind regards, 

Filiz Yilmaz

Sr Dir Participation and Engagement
ICANN




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