[ALAC] Explanation of RoP Director voting alternatives

tijani.benjemaa at topnet.tn tijani.benjemaa at topnet.tn
Sun Jun 26 08:19:53 UTC 2016


Yes, of course, I want it to be clearly defined, but after deeper  
reflection. As you know, we will have to modify our RoP to comply with  
the bylaws change, so, lets take our time and make it more systematic.

Executive Director
Mediterranean Federation of Internet Associations (FMAI)
Phone: +216 98 330 114
             +216 52 385 114

Le 26 juin 2016 à 10:24, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> a écrit :

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they will be withdrawn to not delay the changes to Section 19."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then they will be withdrawn.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clarify the definition, then it will be withdrawn.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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