[At-Large] [ALAC] TR: ANNOUNCEMENT : Results from Round 2 voting for At-Large selected Board Member for seat #15 of ICANN Board

Christian de Larrinaga cdel at firsthand.net
Wed Dec 1 18:08:09 UTC 2010

Olivier, Did you not suggest to your august friend that his or her argument proves that ICANN meetings need no longer be cycled around the world as clearly meeting local communities is a "waste of time'. 

RFC draft suggestion to formalise this current state of affairs. 

major points 

- ICANN board members to be sealed inside a sound proofed glass bubble. 
- ICANN secretariat to be sealed in a separate sound proofed glass bubble but blindfolded. 
- ICANN constituencies to be gagged (as sound is useless) but provided with stones. 

Research project. 
Count fall of stones to determine if more stones are thrown intra or inter constituency and whether any have range to reach board or secretariat bubbles.

Security implications
glass can break
wearing a blindfold doesn't mean there isn't anything "out there'
remember David and Goliath? Gags can be repurposed as slings. 


On 1 Dec 2010, at 17:21, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote:

> On 01/12/2010 17:36, Alan Greenberg wrote :
>> At 01/12/2010 11:05 AM, John R. Levine wrote:
>>>> I've always considered CoI to mean financial interest or, if defined more
>>>> broadly, attachment to an organization that has a financial or regulatory
>>>> relationship with ICANN.
>>> Those are the only interpretations used by any board I've ever been on.
>>> The idea that board members can only vote on topics they don't care about
>>> is truly strange.
>> I will repeat, this is something I was cautioned about and I passed 
>> it on when Evan had said that availability was the only issue. It may 
>> be a completely spurious tale, so let's not get too worked up about 
>> it until Sebastien finds out if it is indeed an issue or not.
> Actually, I have heard the same thing too! Or rather, I have argued with
> a Board member about this. The gist of the problem stems from a Board
> member's limited time to indulge in the nitty-gritty, thus preventing it
> from forming its opinions as a helicopter view. In that Board member's
> view, Board members should act like "members of a Board", that is, not
> mingle half as much with the communities, to "waste less time".
> I disagreed vehemently. IMHO this is a remnant of 20th century top-down
> hierarchical management and has no place in the bottom-up integrative
> management which ICANN has been *designed* to thrive on.
> And there, your honour, lies the root of the fracture in ICANN.
> :-)
> Warmest regards,
> Olivier
> -- 
> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
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