[AFRI-Discuss] Call for comments (was Fwd: [ALAC] Final Report of the ALS Mobilization Working Party)

Seun Ojedeji seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 13:36:57 UTC 2020

Hello Pastor Peters,

Kindly see inline:

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 9:11 AM Peters Omoragbon <petersomoragbon at gmail.com>

> Hello Seun and All.
> I have made my inputs into the Google document as requested.

SO: Hmm...i can't find your inputs on the document here:
It seem you made a different copy off it? you may put your comment on the
googledocs link shared above so that all comments are on the same document
for our deliberations.

> Now flowing from the call last night, I think it will be expedient for us
> to articulate our position as a RALO taking in all suggestions.
> You heard the masked remarks last night by Alan, after my intervention
> when he said ALAC maybe inclined to act upon our proposal if its a RALO
> proposal and not an individual, which to me was misplaced. My position from
> time has not been an individual position but that of my ALS. I represent my
> ALS and not myself.
> Some of our leaders in icann are not able to separate both.

SO: It has been my understanding that RALO's input will be required and
it's much better that we agree on our inputs as RALO and present the same.
So i think members' comments from RALO are indeed what is being requested

> Another danger in the current  call of yesterday and tomorrow is a ploy to
> give ALAC an undemocratic mandate to rail road this New proposal to the
> Board with the claim that the Community including all RALOs have been given
> the opportunity to discuss the new proposal and they will put into vote.
> Maureen has a majority of sympathisers in ALAC that can push this through.
> Which is why AFRALO may have to
> 1. Formally write to ALAC to stand down ANY decision on this document
> until we have enough time of about 40 days as recalled by Sebastian last
> night or
> 2. Work hard in the next 2wks to put up an Afralo position FOR ALAC.

SO: I think it's important to note that we are all At-Large, while our RALO
may have observations on the report, other RALOs have their views as well
and we have to find a common ground that works for the majority (if not
all).  AFRALO will make her comments on the report as the ALAC has provided
the current window for that hence there is no decision at ALAC level to
call a stay on.

> One danger those of us sitting on the fence is not sering is the
> implication of this new ALS guidelines if not checked.
> 1. ALAC wants to assume FULL control over the entire community defeating
> the purpose of the principles of icann in terms of multi stakeholders
> consensus on issues.
> 2. RALOs are being gradually made redundant and with time may be done away
> with, if not why would anyone propose that ALAC over sees the activities of
> RALOs or that ALAC deal directly with Als and not through RALO.
> 3. In the nearest future, the plan is to do away with ALSes and rely on
> individual members. Icann will soon become an individual organisation as
> opposed to organisational representation. Reason is not far fetched, all
> the current people leading on this new draconian changes do not belong to
> any organisation in their constituency even if they do, they re no more but
> are involved in icann as individuals. Which is fine but they should not
> destroy the very fabric of what make icann what it is today.
> 4. Why would Alan refused to have the entire community look at the draft
> and make recommendations before asking ALAC to revirw instead of taking it
> straight to ALAC and now we are being made to look over a document that
> took one year to develop in a 2 hour call. I can't get it. All the
> suggestions last night appeared to be a waste of bcos he said it is left
> for ALAC to accept or not and no more the WP! ALAC is composed of two third
> elected members by RALOs. Its like Board or shares in a company. The RALOs
> have the largest numbers of shares and should be the ones to call the shot
> and not the other way. It is the dog that wags the tail and not the tail
> wagging the dog.

SO: I like to call for caution Pastor Peters, while we may have our
strong opinions, I think we should engage one another with an open mind. As
you may already know, the call that occured yesterday and the one that will
be held  tomorrow was a request by the RALO leaders and it was largely
informational. Alan was actually right that the report is now in the hands
of the ALAC unless ALAC explicitly asks the WP to oversee the gathering of
feedback from RALOs which is not the case. When we review the report and
get to a section where point of clarification is required, that would be to
the WP members (including the Chair Alan) but when we have comments for
modification we are to talk to ALAC because that is where the report sits
at the moment. Yes I would have preferred ALAC asking the WP to coordinate
this phase of community engagement but that route was not taken by ALAC so
lets work with what we have.

Finally, Seun and the Exco of AFRALO, the AFRALO call that was initiated by
> my petition against the leadership of the WP did make about 3 resolutions
> that was to be written to ALAC after the meeting. Why was this not done
> because I cannot recall seeing that document till date. Please, Seun and
> Sarah to please address us on this.

SO: During the call that your referred to, action item given to the AFRALO
leadership was to communicate to the Chair of ALAC on the importance of
engaging the RALOs once the final draft report was submitted to ALAC which
was done, and i understand that the engagement is what we are having at the
moment. Could this particular phase have been handled differently, maybe
but we shall work with what we have.

> Whatever it is worth, I have been like a lonely voice in the wilderness
> while a lot of us are muted and I'm been seen as a bad guy, but the fallout
> from these if not checked will not affect our Als alone.
> Yesterday someone said to Seun that the WP did not think along his line of
> thoughts on the points he raised if not it would have been dealt with. That
> was pure fallacy because I did both during calls and in writing but some
> people just don't care because it is coming from Pastor Peters. You cannot
> cut off your nose to spite your face remember.

SO: The rules we are talking about is supposed to be in the interest of
At-Large, i can assure you that this is not about an individual so you are
actually not alone, from my count there were at least 7 members from AFRALO
that participated in the WP (though at different levels). Let's make sure
we put in our comments during this phase, even if it was missed in the
past, there is still an opportunity to voice them out, if we agree on them
then we take them as our RALO's view


> Have a good day everyone. Posterity will judge all of us rightly or
> wrongly.
> Shallom.
> Pastor Peters Omoragbon
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> ------------------------------
> *From:* AFRI-Discuss <afri-discuss-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org> on
> behalf of Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, November 10, 2020 6:32:24 AM
> *To:* afri-discuss <afri-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
> *Cc:* aziz hilali <abdelaziz.hilali at gmail.com>
> *Subject:* Re: [AFRI-Discuss] Call for comments (was Fwd: [ALAC] Final
> Report of the ALS Mobilization Working Party)
> Dear Members,
> As agreed during our last monthly call, we have put the final draft of the
> report on googledocs. *Please do not suggest edits but rather add
> comments on any section of the document that you find to be of concern*,
> if you have a solution to the concern, you can indicate it in your comment
> as well, we shall then compile any comments that emerge and make a
> statement off it thereof.
> Here is the url to the googledocs:
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Kr4uH3IGv-LNzsO27twEiTlmRBUUAab5JzgNqGChqwY/edit?usp=sharing
> Kindly put in your comments as soon as possible.
> Regards
> Seun - AFRALO Chair
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 7:45 AM Seun Ojedeji <seun.ojedeji at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Dear Members,
> The ALS mobilisation working party has completed its work and the report
> is hereby attached for our comments. These report makes recommendations on
> how present and future ALSes will operate within AFRALO and At-large as a
> whole, hence it is important that members look at the report and provide
> any feedback to on this.
> You may put your comments on this list(in response to my mail) or you may
> write to me directly or to any of the AFRALO officers in copy. We shall
> then attempt to put the various comments together in form of a statement. I
> suggest we take the next 2 weeks for this as the ALAC may be finalising on
> the report during the next ALAC meeting. I will appreciate that comments
> are brief and specific with reference to specific heading and page number
> in the document. I will attempt to provide 2 examples below:
> *What to expect from an ALS(page 3/4):*
> The 3rd paragraph seem to give more decision powers to the ALT, when it
> should rather be the entire ALAC that would grant such a waiver.
> Preferrably such waiver may be receievd and granted by each RALO leadership
> to avoid weilding too much power to the center
> *Withdrawal of Accreditation (page 16):*
> Bullet point 3 under item 2 suggests that staff should notify the ALAC
> Chair who then oversees the process, i think it should rather be a
> notification to the RALO leadership (perhaps with ALAC Chair in copy) and
> the RALO leadership should oversee the process with an action
> recommendation to the ALAC (through the ALAC Chair)
> Finally, while we have earlier invited the Chair of the working party in
> person of Alan Greenberg to our special purpose call in the past, there may
> be another call/webinar that will be scheduled. I will provide more details
> about that as soon as i have it.
> Regards
> Sent from my mobile
> Kindly excuse brevity and typos
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: *Alan Greenberg* <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
> Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020, 20:27
> Subject: [ALAC] Final Report of the ALS Mobilization Working Party
> To: ALAC <alac at atlarge-lists.icann.org>
> Cc: ALS-Mob-WP <als-mob-wp at icann.org>
> Please find attached the Final Report of the ALS Mobilization Working
> Party (ALS-Mob-WP).
> I will be happy to formally make a presentation to the ALAC and
> At-Large Community at Maureen's convenience, and I can also do
> presentations to any RALO that wishes.
> The report is the result of ten months of work by the WP. Everything
> in it was determined by consensus and the vast majority by unanimous
> consensus.
> The next step is a review by the ALAC and RALOs. Presumably the
> latter will be initiated by the ALAC Members from each region.
> Once the ALAC, with the support of the RALOs provides approval, the
> substance of the report will go to the ICANN Board for their
> agreement (or non-objection). Any Bylaw changes will be submitted to
> the Board and would be subject to the standard Bylaw amendment
> procedure as specified under Bylaws Article 25. In parallel with this
> report being submitted to the ALAC, the proposed Bylaw changes are
> being submitted to the Office of the General Counsel for their review
> and comments.
> Should the ALAC or Board require further modifications to the report,
> the WP will be reconvened.
> I will be happy to address and questions, comments or concerns.
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