[Euro-board] Draft EURALO petition on At-Large slate

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Tue Nov 2 17:56:40 UTC 2010

Dear Christopher,

I agree and believe that your abstention as a BCEC member in this 
matter would be wise.

Kind regards,

Christopher Wilkinson wrote Tue, 2 Nov 2010 18:30:
>Dear Wolf:
>As one of the EURALO members of BCEC, I shall abstain. I suggest that  
>this is now a question for the Chairs of the EURALO At Large Structures.
>I shall do what I can within BCEC to hold the door open to this  
>On 02 Nov 2010, at 16:31, Wolf Ludwig wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> as repeatedly discussed with several of you, I think there is  
>> consent that EURALO should launch an inter-RALO petition to get Avri  
>> and some more valid candidates back on the slate again. Below you  
>> can find a draft for such a petition to organise support from (at  
>> least two) other RALOs. Your comments, editings (from native  
>> speakers) ,modifications etc. are strongly welcome -- but please  
>> mark or insert them in the draft text already (to avoid time  
>> intensive tracing of suggested modifications for the final  
>> version).  Thanks! If Olivier wants to co-sign the letter, you are  
>> welcome.
>> Kind regards,
>> Wolf
>> --- beginning (Draft) ---
>> EURALO Petition text:
>> Dear Fatima,
>> Dear Hong,
>> Dear Andrés,
>> Dear Evan,
>> Dear RALO members
>> In the context of the on-going At-Large voting Board Director  
>> selection process EURALO members suggested Avri Doria in August 2010  
>> already to be added on the ALAC list of potential candidates. Avri  
>> Doria submitted her Statement of Interest (SoI) to the BCDE and  
>> ICANN as a prerequisite for being considered. EURALO supported her  
>> candidature because we believe Avri would be an excellent BD for the  
>> user community in view of her long-standing expertise, involvement  
>> at ICANN, sensitivity for user and community concerns and her proven  
>> leadership capacities. When Avri submitted her remarkable SoI, we  
>> were reaffirmed that she would be a suitable candidate for this  
>> position.
>> There was considerable disappointment in the EURALO community when  
>> we learned from the At-Large slate published last week that she was  
>> not even nominated. We face some difficulties to understand why only  
>> three candidates were short-listed in a given option of five to  
>> seven and out of 22 pre-verified names. The lack of any gender  
>> consideration is only one disturbing aspect of the final selection.  
>> And as we could see from the Overview of Applicants on At-Large  
>> Director Candidate 2010 Workspace
>> (see --  https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/At-Large+Director+Candidate+2010+Workspace)
>> there were some more highly qualified and suitable applicants who  
>> were not considered needlessly narrowing variety and option of  
>> choice for the At-Large community.
>> As you may be aware, there is an agreed procedure that EURALO  
>> members will be consulted over the next weeks to vote on their  
>> preferred candidates to enable a directed vote to the EURALO Chair.  
>> And some of our members indicated their frustration and concern  
>> already about the given lack of choices. We were therefore asked to  
>> launch an inter-RALO petition ASAP to extend the At-Large voting  
>> slate again. According to the rules of procedure, candidates can  
>> only be reintroduced on the final slate if they get support from  
>> three RALOs at least. Therefore we would like to ask you for your  
>> respective support on the reconsideration of the following candidates:
>> -Avri Doria
>> -Jean-Jacques Subrenat
>> -Jordi Palet Martinez
>> We think it is self-explanatory that petitioning on behalf of  
>> someone or more candidates on a slate does not indicate any  
>> prejudice or mean a promise to vote for them – what is in the well- 
>> understood sovereignty of each RALO and its members. Decisions on  
>> voting should be based however on variety of choice, equality of  
>> gender and chances and full consideration of the candidates’  
>> potentials. Under these conditions our members will have a broader  
>> chance of selection to make up their minds. We are simply trying to  
>> give ourselves the best options in selecting the best candidate.
>> We would appreciate any favourable consideration and forwarding of  
>> our petition to your RALO and members and would be grateful for your  
>> support.
>> Thanks and kind regards,
>> Wolf Ludwig
>> EURALO Chair
>> --- end of draft ---
>> comunica-ch
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>> Digitale Allmend
>> http://blog.allmend.ch -
>> EURALO - ICANN's Regional At-Large Organisation
>> http://euralo.org

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