[ALAC] Some thoughts on ALS Criteria & Expectations Taskforce
maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Mon Aug 10 01:41:11 UTC 2015
On 9/08/2015 2:04 pm, "Carlton Samuels" <carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 4:03 PM, Holly Raiche <h.raiche at internode.on.net>
>> I hate to say it but the tiny bit of difference we can make comes from
>> the hard slog - meeting after meeting in WGs where decisions are made.
> Big +1.
> I have been promoting engagement in WGs for a long time because it has
> been clear to me that the [GNSO/ccNSO/CC] WG is the place for getting in on
> the ground floor and truly influencing policy. Evan has deftly fingered
> the reason for this; the structural framework of the AC/SO. Anything we
> do to influence chartering and encourage At-Large people situated in them
> will bring more to us than any other action.
> Holly can bear witness from our PPSAI WG experience. Members from across
> the spectrum of interests truly sought our opinions and were very mindful
> of our positions.
> Here's the thing though. The PPSAI - and I suspect increasingly other WG
> working knotty issues - increasingly show progress AFTER f2f meetings. I am
> not surprised. In this instance it is a good thing Holly and I are tag
> teaming. Or our interests would be seriously compromised.
> A closeout. Perhaps the most important - and most fulfilling to me -
> piece of work I've done in ICANN has been with the WHOIS EWG. From the
> perspective of the range of interests represented, it could not be more
> representative of real life policy development in a multistakeholder
> When you tag team with folks like Stephanie Perrin, Lanre Ajayi, Michael
> Niebel and Scott Hollenbeck and argue WHOIS issues f2f with, among others,
> Michele Neylon, Susan Kamaguchi of Facebook and Fabricio Vayra [then of]
> Time Warner and yes, Chris Disspain from ICANN Board and Auda, you feel
> objective and see impact like no other time. You took your shots. And you
> got yours, too. But so refreshingly clear on objective.
> The best hope of effective worthwhile contributions to policy development
> lies in working the WGs and f2f.
> Carlton A Samuels
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