[At-Large] ALAC Director

Ray Plzak plzakr at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 14:19:43 UTC 2010

I agree with points 1,2,3 and 5. I will not comment on point for as it is a
matter currently under examination by the board.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [mailto:at-large-
> bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Karl Auerbach
> Sent: Saturday, September 04, 2010 6:09 PM
> To: at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org
> Subject: Re: [At-Large] ALAC Director
> On 09/03/2010 03:20 PM, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> A couple of quick comments.
> 1. You have been a good board member; if you chose to submit your name
> you would hear cheers from many quarters, including this one.
> 2. A small but significant point regarding the subject line.  The board
> seat is not that of an "ALAC Director" but rather one for the "at
> large", a term that is larger than the system of the ALAC and its
> hierarchy of RALOs and ALSs.
> 3. You and I know better than most that doing the job of an ICANN
> director is very hard.  It is not just the ICANN side but also the task
> of being in communication with the community of internet users,
> engaging
> with them, debating, agreeing, disagreeing, and most importantly,
> accepting when persuasive arguments require us to change our point of
> view.
> 4. With regard to director remuneration.  I make a distinction between
> payments just for being a board member and having a fund available to
> cover certain well defined expenses that a director may incur (with the
> money flowing directly from ICANN without actually passing through the
> hands of the director.)  My sense is that the latter would give rise to
> fewer difficulties.
> 5. The stress of the role is enormous.  If one is married it is rather
> important to have spousal agreement as the role puts a lot of stress
> onto a relationship.
> 		--karl--
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