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

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Fri Apr 4 15:43:47 UTC 2014

Hi Bill, Evan and all,

I agree with you that improved collaboration between ALAC, NCUC, NCSG and "the broader CS community" or "how user-oriented groups are institutionally siloed and whether some sort of pan-ICANN coordination could be feasible?" would be an important issue for the ATALS II agenda. As we defined some priority areas and subjects in Singapore and will ask the Subject matter experts (SME) for some sub-topics on each, this issue would perfectly fit into / under point 3 and/or 5.

1. The future of multistakeholderism – Adam Peake 
2. The globalization of ICANN – Rinaliah Abdul Rahim / Roberto Gaetano 
3. Global Internet: The User Perspective – Jean-Jacques Subrenat 
4. ICANN Transparency and Accountability – Avri Doria / Hong Xue
5. At-Large Community Engagement in ICANN – Olivier Crépin-Leblond / Mike O'Connor

To be followed up during further ATALS II program elaboration and tuning. Thanks and 

best regards,

William Drake wrote  Fri, 4 Apr 2014 10:55:
>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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