[At-Large] RES: [lac-discuss-en] Public Board Meeting - the Update for Prague
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Sylvia Herlein Leite
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[mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] Em nome de Salanieta T.
Enviada em: lunes, 30 de abril de 2012 23:04
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Cc: LACRALO discussion list
Assunto: Re: [At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Public Board Meeting - the Update
I recall the Chair suggesting the removal of Friday and in a sense as
Chair/Director he does have the authority to restructure or reformat the
meeting style but would have thought that since it involves a wide range of
stakeholders that there should have been some level of consultation on that.
Maybe there were consultations but I missed it ???
Part of "transparency" is the ability for the public to see the nuances from
body language whilst communicating.
On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:51 PM, Dev Anand Teelucksingh
<devtee at gmail.com>wrote:
> I agree with you Carlton.
> Sure, the hard decisions were already decided "behind the scenes" so
> that there were no surprises. And yes, I suppose the board meeting
> transcript of such a ICANN Board meeting held after the conference can
> be done.
> But not seeing the body language of the ICANN Board as they explained
> their decisions on key issues in the history of ICANN (e.g .XXX , the
> launch of the new gTLD program) and also the sense of what the
> community felt as they listened to the statements, is lost.
> Hopefully, important issues to be decided by the ICANN Board would be
> done by special ICANN Board meetings such as the one held on Monday
> during the Singapore meeting, when the implementation of the new gTLD
> program was approved.
> Dev Anand
> On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Carlton Samuels
> <carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I'm sure I may be in the minority to bemoan the passing of the usual
> > 'public' Friday morning ICANN Board meeting.
> > Let us be clear I'm not just hopped off the truck here. I'm familiar
> > with these matters to recognize it for what it is principally
> > intended; theatre. But in the ICANN context, even crafted theatre has
> > First, I truly believe that for a claimed multistakeholder
> > organisation
> > while the 'public' board meeting may not have been all it could be,
> > it
> > an important indicator or attribute of the MSM, especially having
> > regard the global public interest.
> > Secondly, even if the votes are already taken, there existed an
> > outside chance that one may witness truly revealing 'body language'
> > of participants. Maybe its because for most of my life I have
> > always straddled several socio-political realities. But I am
> > socialized to be
> > mindful that one may 'feel the hand of Esau even as you hear the
> > voice of Jacob'.
> > I can still hear Susan Crawford's cathartic farewell speech in 2008.
> > It was remarkable, the response in body language of several board
> > members
> > a story. I will concede it may not mean much, then and there.
> > Aferall, the deed is done and the die is cast. But when the 'fire next
> > it is instructive.
> > - Carlton Samuels
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