[NA-Discuss] [At-Large] Public Board Meeting - the Update for Prague
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Fri May 4 12:19:09 UTC 2012
When and how was this announced?
On Fri, May 4, 2012 at 1:23 AM, Bret Fausett <bfausett at internet.law.pro>wrote:
> I am very troubled by the decision to remove the public meeting. As I see
> it, this presents several issues for the community:
> 1) The Board meeting typically closes a cycle of community discussion with
> a vote/resolution on some issue, and these end-of-meeting Board resolutions
> are important. The deadline of closing an issue at a public meeting also
> keeps the Board on track. Do they still intend to meet and close issues?
> This needs to happen.
> 2) The public meetings became a bit of orchestrated theater over the
> years, but I still believe they served the purpose of showing the Board's
> professionalism in addressing and resolving difficult issues. Last June's
> meeting on New TLDs is the most recent example of this. Take a look at this
> picture from Singapore that ICANN features on its website:
> http://www.icann.org/en/about That's worth a thousand words. Note the
> people in the foreground using their camera phones to capture the moment.
> We're losing that.
> 3) Closing the monthly meetings while leaving these end-of-session
> meetings open was something of a compromise reached between a prior Board
> and the ICANN community many years ago. I am concerned that the Board
> decided to change the status quo without any notice and comment.
> 4) As always, ICANN is under scrutiny with the IANA bid still to be
> resolved and issues of transparency at the forefront of some of those
> discussions. The way this was handled (was there a Board resolution?
> Chair's decision?) only makes the optics worse. I can't seem to find any
> background on how this decision was made, or why it was made.
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