[ALAC] URGENT CONSENSUS CALL: IANA Stewardship CWG Face-to-Face meeting

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 06:03:14 UTC 2014

Hi Alan,

A few thoughts before ALAC proceeds on this. First we were selected through
a process and have been participating in the a CWG with some background and
thought process. Allocating a person to go instead of those of us that
can't acquire the visa though (I still think this meeting could be held in
the US or Dubai because most would have their visas from the LA meeting or
Dubai is simpler to get a visa) and the CWG has been highly insensitive to
not have a consensus call on the venue, should be appointed with our
consultation otherwise we should continue to participate remotely. A
replacement cannot build the same context and represent my community
perspective. I would rather agree to Olivier to be there in my place rather
than someone to fill in proxy for me!



On Friday, 24 October 2014, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:

> There will be a face-to-face (F2F) meeting of the IANA Stewardship CWG in
> Frankfurt on November 19-20. The meeting is open to all current Members and
> Participants of the CWG (https://community.icann.org/x/1QrxAg).
> ICANN is funding the participation of Members. The only exception is that
> if a Member cannot attend, they will fund a current Participant if they are
> approved by the SO/AC (an "Alternate"). The ALAC also requires that anyone
> participating must be a current member of the IANA-issues group and mailing
> list. Additionally, it is crucial that any Alternate selected have
> participated in the At-Large and CWG meetings/calls. And obviously, the
> person must be able to travel to Germany which excludes some people who
> cannot obtain a visa in such a short time,
> We must notify ICANN of the selection of any Alternate by next Tuesday,
> October 28. That does not leave very much time.
> At this stage, it is likely that two of our five representatives on the
> CWG may not be able to attend.
> We have two questions that must be addressed immediately (and I am
> conscious that it is already Friday evening or Saturday in much of the
> world).
> 1. Do we select an Alternate only from the same region as the regular
> Member who cannot attend? The argument against is that it puts into
> question our rationale for having 5 members to represent all ICANN regions.
> The arguments for it is that may allow us to find the best person to sit at
> the table on our behalf, it is only a temporary replacement, and so far
> there have not been a lot of regional differences raised.
> 2. Who makes the decision of who, if anyone, to send. I would suggest that
> the ALT is the only practical answer given the timing.
> CONSENSUS CALL 1: Should the ALAC be able to choose any qualified person,
> regardless of region? YES or NO
> CONSENSUS CALL 2: Should the ALT be empowered to select Alternates for
> this F2F meeting on behalf of the ALAC? YES or NO
> ALAC Members: If you are silent, you are deemed to have answered YES to
> both questions, but it would be *FAR* better if we get actual answers from
> everyone, and preferably we should have quorum.
> Alan
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