[ALAC] Explanation of RoP Director voting alternatives

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Sun Jun 26 07:24:10 UTC 2016

Tijani, when I distributed the revisions, I said 
"If there is any serious objection to these 
changes that cannot be readily adjusted, they 
will be withdrawn to not delay the changes to Section 19."

I stand by that. If there is substantive concern 
with the changes unrelated to the Director 
Selection that cannot be quickly addressed, then they will be withdrawn.

However, in relation to the section 3.5 that you 
are referring to, there are no operational 
changes being proposed. As Chair, I have chosen 
to invite certain people to the ALT meetings 
(they are after all generally open meetings!) and 
I have also in a few cases asked some people to 
participate in the rare in camera confidential 
discussions. The proposed changes ONLY add the 
nomenclature of "advisor" so that we have clarity 
when referring to the ALT exactly who is and is 
not included. Without the change it has often 
been unclear whether the Liaisons to ICANN bodies 
are or are not included in the definition of the ALT.

The inclusion of some past Chairs is at the 
discretion of the current Chair, and whether they 
are referenced in a formal definition does not 
alter whether they are included in a particular meeting or not.

If there is a general feeling within the ALAC 
that we should not clarify the definition, then it will be withdrawn.


At 26/06/2016 01:59 AM, tijani.benjemaa at topnet.tn wrote:

>Dear Alan,
>I read again the proposal for update of the RoP, and found that it is
>not adequate to make the modifications that are not necessary for the
>Board Director Selection at this time because we didn’t have time to
>discuss them deeply, and because there is no urgency in making those
>I especially thought about the proposal to include the former ALAC
>Chairs in  the ALT as advisors. This will have as a consequence the
>number of advisors growing each time we change the ALAC Chair. And
>also, if we are seeking advices, why don’t also include the former
>Board members such as Jean Jacques, Vanda and Sebastien?
>So, I propose to make the proposed modifications related to the
>selection of the Board member selected by At-Large only, leaving the
>remaining modifications to deeper reflection before adopting them.
>Executive Director
>Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations (FMAI)
>Phone: +216 98 330 114
>             +216 52 385 114

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