[Euro-board] EURALO Board Action Items posted

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Sun Apr 3 13:23:35 UTC 2016

Dear Mikhail,

thanks very much for your feedback. Please be so kind to find my answers
interspersed in your text:

On 01/04/2016 15:45, Mikhail Medrish wrote:
> Dear all,
> I'd like to add a bit.
> 1. Olivier, you missed one of Sebastien's comment. On the right bottom
> of the first page. It is written "Join our mailing list: *LINK HERE*"???

This is is a pretty obvious mailing list link which Silvia can fill in.

> 2. About "significant numbers of independent members".
> The total number of independent At-Large members is only 21. 7
> independent members has NARALO and 14 members - one of our ALS
> - *European Individual Users Association*
> So, I suggest either to exclude "significant" or to mention 21 as a
> number of such members.

Putting a number would immediately make this printed brochure obsolete.
We want to seriously increase the number of individual members. What
NARALO does is their own business, but in Europe, we want to
significantly increase the number of members.
The original term was "growing number" -- so if "significant" does not
presently describe European Individual Users Association, let's revert
back to "growing number" which is more accurate, without presuming that
it exceeds the number of organisations.

> 3. A pair of comments.
> - I'm not agree with the last tow sentences in the box "What is ICANN"
> - left bottom on the second page.
> "ICANN, formed in 1998, is a not-for-profit global organizantion
> dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It
> promotes competition and develops policy on the Internet’s unique
> identifiers."
>    -> "global organization" is not correct. ICANN is the USA
> organization, based in California. I prefer simply to exclude "global"
>    -> "It promotes competition and develops policy" is not correct. No
> competition at all. Policies is the result of bottom up process.
> Policy is the result that goes from the SO and AC. 
>          So, I suggest to take one phrase directly from ICANN's Bylaw
> instead of the last sentence.
>     "The mission of ICANN is to coordinate, at the overall level, the
>     global Internet's systems of unique identifiers, and in particular
>     to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique
>     identifier systems."

OK I agree. Excellent suggestion Mikhail.

> -  I'm not aggree with the text in the box "What is the European
> Regional At-Large organization (EURALO)
>     -> the last sentencie "Playing a key role in ICANN’s regional
>     strategies, several RALOs partner with ICANN’s Global Stakeholder
>     Engagement team to facilitate the development of critical
>     infrastructure for the Domain Name System." is not clear to me. 
>     We are speaking about EURALO in the box with name "What is the
>     EURALO?". ICANN has no such document as Regional Strategy for
>     Europe (and also North America).

Thanks for pointing this out. I would have to check this with Heidi &
GSE. I know that each region is supposed to have a regional strategy. So
I cannot respond before having confirmation of EUROPE Regional Strategy.
(both Jean Jacques Sahel & Michael Yakushev).

>     -> To "facilitate the development of critical infrastructure for
>     the Domain Name System" is the issue to think about for GNSO
>     and/or ccNSO, not for RALOs
>     Our goals are (look at the MoU):
>         = To provide a forum and promote and encourage European
>         Internet users' participation and involvement in ICANN in an
>         open, accountable and transparent manner;
>         = To promote, understand and advocate for individual Internet
>         users and to provide a forum for outreach, co-ordination and
>         exchange of information and knowledge for persons who live in
>         the European region as defined by ICANN;
>         = To act as an interface between individual Internet users and
>         ICANN and to promote skills development and information
>         exchange related to the Internet amongst Members;
>         = To breach the digital divide and encourage users in
>         developing countries to participate in EURALO.
>         = To promote multilingual access to, and participation in,
>         ICANN's work, and to respect other aspects of cultural diversity
>     ​As to me it is not bad to copy above wording or some part to the
>     flyer.

Good point too. Due to space restrictions, we might need to reduce this
a little bit, but the basis for this text is good. Everyone else, what
do you think?

> 4. I have one comment directly inside the text of the email from
> Olivier. To change "end user" to "internet user". 

... as in the bylaws. ;-)

Thanks again for your comments and have a good week-end!


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