[ALAC] [council] Message from Kurt Pritz

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu May 10 13:43:00 UTC 2012

At 10/05/2012 09:02 AM, Avri Doria wrote:

>On 10 May 2012, at 08:28, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> >
> >
> > JAS: ALAC and GNSO Council agreed that JAS group
> > could continue to work on implementation. JAS
> > group is doing that and had now made an explicit
> > recommendation that a "Son of JAS" be involved in
> > carrying out implementation. If the GNSO Council
> > desires, that recommendation can go to the GNSO
> > COuncil instead of being implemented immediately.
>And why should the g-council be the one to decide this?
>Would it not be enough for ALAC, as the other chartering 
>organization to approve it?
>Why does it even need approval at all.  It is obvious that one power 
>the ICANN Staff has, and should have, is the ability to bring in 
>advisors on any process.  If they wish to use JAS experienced 
>advisors in the implementations and deployment of a plan suggested 
>by JAS, who is the g-council to tell them they can't?

What I gave was my interpretation of Kurt's message. We will see what 
the GNSO Council says/does later today.

I didn't say anything about the GNSO Council being the sole one to 
decide anything. My version was based on prior GNSO Council positions 
(and I think in the current charter) that says a working group cannot 
report directly to staff/Board but any recommendation must got 
through chartering bodies. Of course, the ALAC could chose to approve 
and the GNSO either reject or be silent (that has happened before 
with the first JAS report), but that is technically different from 
the chartering groups "formally" not being in the process.


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