[EURO-Discuss] Public Comment: Community Input Requested on Academia Representation on NomCom
cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
Tue May 10 15:11:49 UTC 2011
Would I be mistaken in detecting a certain lack of interest in this
matter . . . ?
On 02 May 2011, at 19:46, Christopher Wilkinson wrote:
> Good afternoon:
> May I draw your attention to the consultation about the ICANN
> Nominating Committee, below:
> Indeed it is not evident how the ICANN Board could identify a single
> entity and a single individual to represent the global academic
> community world wide.
> (I recall that the seat was filled for a time, in the past, by
> <educause.edu>, although I may be mistaken. )
> Consequently, I have some sympathy with the proposed amendment.
> The proposed text is:
> <<Deleted: c. An entity designated by the Board to
> represent academic and similar organizations;>>
> However, the real question is how this newly vacant seat on NomCom
> will be re-allocated, or not. The original intention expressed in
> the ByLaws was that the academic user community world wide (there
> are quite a lot of them) would have a voice and a vote in this
> From the At Large point of view, deletion of this seat will
> intrinsically shift the balance of opinion and votes in the NomCom
> away from the user interest, albeit not radically on this occasion.
> Accordingly, I would suggest that an appropriate re-allocation of
> the vacant seat be undertaken to maintain the present balance of
> opinion and votes in the ICANN Nominating Committee.
> We may discuss - quickly - how this point might be made, either
> through the Chair of ALAC or the Chair of EURALO.
> Alternatively, I shall respond personally to the consultation before
> the deadline, 30 May, 2011.
> Regards to you all,
> Christopher Wilkinson
> ALS: ISOC-Wallonia
> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "ICANN News Alert" <communications at icann.org>
>> Date: Mon 2 May 2011 19:10:25 GMT+02:00
>> To: cw at christopherwilkinson.eu
>> Subject: ICANN News Alert -- Public Comment: Community Input
>> Requested on Academia Representation on NomCom
>> News Alert
>> Public Comment: Community Input Requested on Academia
>> Representation on NomCom
>> 30 April 2011
>> On 21 April 2011, the ICANN Board approved the initiation of a 30-
>> day period of public comment to obtain community input to inform
>> the BGC's future work on the feasibility of identifying an entity
>> to make appointments to the NomCom as called for in Article VII,
>> Section 2.8.c of the Bylaws. The public comment will also address
>> the potential proposed Bylaws amendments [PDF, 64 KB] regarding the
>> removal of this Bylaws provision in the event that the public
>> comment does not result in the identification of an appropriate
>> entity or process for identifying such an entity.
>> Staff Responsible: Amy A. Stathos, Deputy General Counsel
>> Deadline and How to Submit Comments: The Staff is opening a 30-day
>> public consultation forum, from 30 April 2011 through 23:59 UTC, 30
>> May 2011, on this matter. During this period, the ICANN community
>> and public are invited to submit comments via e-mail to academia-nomcom at icann.org
>> To view comments: An archive of all comments received will be
>> publicly posted at http://forum.icann.org/lists/academia-nomcom/.
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