[ALAC] Some thoughts on ALS Criteria & Expectations Taskforce

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sat Aug 8 19:45:22 UTC 2015

Note should have been "last" not "latter".

I think this is out of scope for the ALS criteria TF, but is 100%  in 
scope for the Outreach and Engagement SC. How we populate the list of 
people who we fund for travel to ICANN meetings is completely up to 
us (as long as it is reasonably well justified and implemented fairly.

Skill, commitment or whatever is fair game.


At 08/08/2015 03:37 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:
>Dear Alan,
>agreed on all your other points.
>On 08/08/2015 00:58, Alan Greenberg wrote:
> >
> > 3. The latter ones come to meetings, perhaps attend some meetings,
> > enjoy the local offerings, and go home and forget about us until the
> > next trip. THOSE are the ones that I have a real problem with.
>And unfortunately whenever the time comes for having face to face
>meetings, we treat those people the same way as we treat the people who
>genuinely want to get involved. It is impossible to build a relationship
>with people who do not make the effort to keep involved in between face
>to face meetingsMy argument is that we should identify people who have a
>genuine interest in helping out and facilitate their involvement in face
>to face meetings, more often than at GAs every 5 years.
>So far, what I have done is to give excellent references to people
>applying for the fellowship program and whom I judge to be of real
>potential. But that's not enough since the program is only available for
>developing nations.
>This is why I would favour the ability for the ALAC to invite people
>from their ALSes to an ICANN meeting, based on a skill requirement. For
>example, the hot topic is about WHOIS, let's invite people whom we know
>to be privacy experts. The hot topic is about ICANN Accountability -
>let's invite people who run an ALS that has a need to impeccable
>accountability. etc.
>Kind regards,

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