[At-Large] [lac-discuss-en] Public Board Meeting - the Update for Prague

Sébastien Bachollet sebastien at bachollet.com
Wed May 2 08:50:14 UTC 2012

Dear all,
I am on your side on that matter.
I am still struggling with this issue on the Board.
I hope that part of the situation is a missing piece in the communication
but not sure 100%.
A public board meeting will take place during the week (if subject matter).
All the best
Sébastien Bachollet
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Le 02/05/12 00:54, « Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond » <ocl at gih.com> a écrit :

>Dear all,
>I indeed had been asked about this and forwarded an enquiry to the ALAC
>working list.
>But I was not able to get back to the Board with the views of our
>community (rather than my own views) before their announcement. I had no
>idea they were going to proceed without a proper consultation with the
>Kind regards,
>On 01/05/2012 03:03, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro wrote :
>> Dear All,
>> 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.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Sala
>> 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
>>> enough
>>>> with these matters to recognize it for what it is principally
>>>> theatre.  But in the ICANN context, even crafted theatre has its role.
>>>> First, I truly believe that for a claimed multistakeholder
>>> and
>>>> while the 'public' board meeting may not have been all it could be, it
>>> was
>>>> an important indicator or attribute of the MSM, especially having
>>>> the global public interest.
>>>> Secondly, even if the votes are already taken, there existed an
>>>> 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
>>> ever
>>>> 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.
>>>> was remarkable, the response in body language of several board members
>>> told
>>>> a story.  I will concede it may not mean much, then and there.
>>>> the deed is done and the die is cast. But when the 'fire next time'
>>> comes,
>>>> it is instructive.
>>>> - Carlton Samuels
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