[ALAC] Draft ALAC comment on IRTP-B

Cheryl Langdon-Orr langdonorr at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 20:51:31 UTC 2011

Indeed!  Noted Alan => the following text *opinion from me*  is also in the
Comments  section of the wiki page (along with a LOT more from me) as well,
 but I have sent it here to the Working List for completeness and our
(particularly ALAC's) attention... both in its relevance to this specific
matter/topic  and for more general application / note and I would suggest
future codification into some sort of SoP....

If and when  piece of ALAC Advice given/published as Statement and/or Public
Comment  contradicts  in whole OR Part any previous Advice it should NOT  go
to vote without  going through an "informed" ALAC  discussion on the
point(s)  that it contradicts/changes  =>

ALACs' (and their Opinions) do change  sure they need to!  BUT it is because
they change  (in terms of both personne and opinion/reaction to current
conditions etc.,)  that a *'Statement / Position Change'* needs to be not
only fully discussed and IF required suitably  agreed to then BOTH the
change and the rationale for it (and arguably the process used for that
changes development) should be *highlighted* in the Staff Intro /cover sheet
 if not/also in the main body of the text where the 'New View' is

Anything else means we are subject to WAY to much critisism  for an AC  to
be taken seriously....  Changes  in ALAC  (in fact *any* AC Advice)  needs
to be fully trackable  and AUDIT-ABLE as part of our own and ICANN wide

Cheryl Langdon-Orr

On 10 August 2011 03:04, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> I call your attention to a comment I have just made on the proposed
> ALAC comment on the IRPT-B report. See
> https://community.icann.org/x/ZAFLAQ.
> Specifically, I note that this new comment is an effective reversal
> of a previous ALAC position. I have no problem with the ALAC doing
> that, but it if done, it should be with full awareness.
> Alan
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