[At-Large] [EURO-Discuss] VOTE RESULTS: 2014 At-Large Board Director (Seat #15) Selection Process

William Drake wjdrake at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 08:55:41 UTC 2014

Hi Evan

I agree with your point re: a common agenda of specific policy issues being key to past successful dialogues. And we could indeed try to focus that way again if one wants. But actually I was responding to Wolfgang’s broader point about how user-oriented groups are institutionally siloed and whether some sort of pan-ICANN coordination could be feasible.  Of course, that At Large is not only noncommercial users and is declaredly not a civil society network per se presents some complications there, but it still could be an element, if not the singular focus, of an agenda for a joint session.



On Apr 4, 2014, at 9:52 AM, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> wrote:

> On 4 April 2014 02:40, William Drake <wjdrake at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We’ve had liaisons, joint meetings, and periodic informal discussions
>> about 'the broader CS community' for some time, but the latter bit has not
>> really progressed much.
> In my personal experience, things go well when there is a specific common
> agenda. Consider that the CCWG on Internet Governance -- an initiative
> sprung out of the ALAC/NCSG meeting in Buenos Aires and co-chaired by
> Olivier and Rafik -- collected enough steam community-wide to be cited as a
> reason for the dissolution of the Board Special Committees.
> I'd certainly call that a win. So we know it's doable.
> I find other areas of collaboration possible as ALAC starts exploring
> privacy issues more (the Singapore workshop we held on TOR was surprisingly
> well attended and may likely be repeated). OTOH, I might hope that NCSG --
> at least some bits of it -- might find common ground with, for instance,
> the intense At-Large dissatisfaction with the utility and enforceability of
> Public Interest Commitments as they exist now in the new gTLD program.
> Wouldn’t this be a worthy topic for some drill down discussion in the
>> context of
>> https://community.icann.org/display/atlarge/ATLAS+II+Draft+Agenda ?  It
>> would be of particular interest to those of us with feet on both sides of
>> the lines, but I’d think it’d also be of wider interest as well.
> Wolf is involved with identifying Subject Matter Experts for the various
> thematic sessions being done as part of the ATLAS program. Have a talk with
> him; there's room for this.
> - Evan
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William J. Drake
International Fellow & Lecturer
  Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ
  University of Zurich, Switzerland
Chair, Noncommercial Users Constituency, 
  ICANN, www.ncuc.org
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