[NA-Discuss] 2nd revision of NARALO Operating Procedures

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Thu Aug 8 20:10:21 UTC 2013

At 08/08/2013 02:46 PM, Thomas Lowenhaupt wrote:
>I'd like to raise a question or two about paragraphs 20 and 21
>20. All consensus decisions and votes of the General Assembly 
>members shall weight all members equally.
>Does that give each individual members as much voting power as organizations?

No. According to 5 the GA is composed of 1 person per LAS plus the 
rep of the unaffiliated members.

>21. Where these Operating Principles may conflict with the NARALO 
>Rules of Procedure for Meetings or the Memorandum of Understanding 
>with ICANN, these Operating Principles shall prevail.
>Can we unilaterally modify the MOU?

Probably not, but while we are in the process of doing so (as we 
should), this will cover that one (minor change) plus some very 
significant ones in the meeting procedures. What we did was remove 
the prohibition on unaffiliated members being contracted parties (or 
their employees). Since that prohibition exists virtually nowhere 
else in ICANN, not even on the Board, I would not expect the Board to 
object to the change. Those details should probably never have been 
in the MOU in any case.


>Tom Lowenhaupt
>On 8/8/2013 2:12 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>>Doesn't the second sentence of #13 contradict #19?
>>In any case I still prefer the original form of #13; if you like add the
>>word "secret" before "vote" but I'm not sure what is broken in this
>>specific spot that needs fixing. That NARALO has used consensus more often
>>than other regions is IMO a feature, not a bug, and needless
>>synchronization with other regions for its own sake is not a worthwhile
>>I thought were were going for a minimal set of changes to accommodate
>>problems specifically raised by the current voting situation; anything
>>beyond that should be off the table right now.
>>On 8 August 2013 12:48, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>>>Based on comments, I have made a few more changes. These are shown in BLUE.
>>>12/13. Normal procedure in the ALAC is now to hold secret votes for
>>>elections/selections that are contended. The changes to 12 and 13 allow the
>>>NARALO to do this as well. This is in fact how we have been operating, so
>>>the change just ratifies our existing behavior.
>>>16. Correct and error that said a suspended ALS could regain their active
>>>status by voting, but voting is the thing they are not allowed to do if
>>>inactive. Also added a provision whereby NARALO can request the the ALAC
>>>de-certify an essentially defunct ALS. The ALAC would still need to conduct
>>>due diligence, so the procedures in NARALO do not need to be exceedingly
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