[lac-discuss-en] Some Thoughts and Questions regarding Harold Arcos from Internauta Venezuela

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 21:24:59 UTC 2015

>From the call with the candidates yesterday, I'm still puzzled that a
person, Harold Arcos from Internauta Venezuela that was never heard of in
LACRALO or At-Large until late July 2015, has not attended an ICANN F2F
meeting, and does not meet the ALAC requirements is seriously being
considered as a candidate to represent LACRALO at the ALAC level to
represent the interests of Internet users from Latin America and the

The ALAC requirements as per its RoP, as Jacqueline posted to the list

mentions the following

"d) Demonstrated capacity for thoughtful group decision-making and sound
judgment, and a track record of working to build consensus with a diverse
set of interests working together on complex policy issues.

e) The ability to effectively chair meetings and provide leadership and
support for work teams or committees.

g) In accordance with the recent ALAC review recommendations as adopted by
the ICANN Board, members of ALAC must have proficiency in written and
spoken English to allow the committee to function effectively and to allow
ALAC Members to interact effectively within the overall ICANN environment."

As a newcomer to At-Large, Harold can't speak to these requirements. On the
call yesterday, Harold mentions on the call that he can devote 5 hours a
month to ALAC and this is insufficient time as per the ALAC requirements
document which calls for at least 20 hours a month, not including F2F ICANN
meeting times. Furthermore, a candidate needs to add an additional average
10 hours a month for At-Large WGs as stated in the ALAC requirements

I can't blame Harold for not knowing this as he is a newcomer, but this
lack of knowledge and experience goes against him to be a ALAC member and
Harold needs more time to learn more about and participate in At-Large.

Some other questions coming out of yesterday's call:

- Internauta Venezuela's representative is Sergio Bronstein. Is Harold
Arcos an ALS representative of Internauta Venezuela? If so, when did this
change occur?

Kind Regards,

Dev Anand
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