[NA-Discuss] [ALAC] NARALO statement on pre-registration

Houle Louis Louis.Houle at oricom.ca
Fri Aug 26 22:57:16 UTC 2011

And who is gonna pay for that «bottom-up» participation Olivier?

Louis Houle
La Société Internet du Québec (ISOC Québec)
Louis.Houle at isocquebec.org

Le 2011-08-23 21:26, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond a écrit :
> On 24/08/2011 01:22, Beau Brendler wrote :
>> Really? Does the NA-RALO need to have a discussion with its>elected<  representatives to ALAC about what bottom-up consensus means, and about the importance of listening to your constituency?
>> Thanks for making me aware of this.
> I do not think at all that the response from NARALO's elected
> representatives is a case of not listening to their constituency. It is
> a case of NARALO reaching consensus, declaring it, bringing consensus to
> the other RALOs and having the ALAC reach consensus on this. Noting that
> I have not seen this process mature yet, I suggested that the matter
> continue on email.
> Clearly Beau, the ALAC will need to discuss processes by which such
> bottom-up action could be formalised and promoted so as to avoid the
> current tendency to let subjects hang unresolved. In my opinion, RALOs
> also need to work on formalising such processes. If we wish to be
> proactive at promoting the view of the Internet users, this will need to
> be discussed with all present in Dakar, with regional leadership as well
> as ALAC members present around the table.
> In such bottom-up processes, I am well aware of the risk of promoting
> the views of a vocal minority at the expense of a silent majority - and
> therefore if there is any doubt that a process has matured, I'd rather
> kick it back to its originator to work out a plan of action together.
> Kind regards,
> Olivier

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