[At-Large] Say Whut!
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Mon Dec 10 14:26:02 UTC 2018
On Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 7:51 PM Carlos Raul Gutierrez <
carlosraul at gutierrez.se> wrote:
> It's about time. And the effort should be internal (like the GNSO's PDP
> 2.0 strategy exercise). Instead of external reviewers and mediators....
+1 The summit needs to be so well designed that there are productive
exchanges, discussions in optimal formats, both free flowing and moderated,
with less emphasis on show cases and more on policy discussions to
strengthen At Large and ALAC. Irrespective of all criticism, without At
Large and ALAC, ICANN Community is void of balance.
> On December 10, 2018 8:18:30 AM CST, Roberto Gaetano <
> roberto_gaetano at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> I am wondering whether this thread suggests that time at the next summit
>> should be dedicated to rethinking the role of ALAC, its effectiveness in
>> the Multi-Stakeholder model, its priorities, etc.
>> On 10.12.2018, at 14:49, Evan Leibovitch <evanleibovitch at gmail.com>
>> Hi Siva,
>> Were I to be engaged in a real exercise to enable ALAC to serve its bylaw
>>>> mandate, I would wish to eliminate ALSs and move to fully individual
>>>> membership in RALOs. I would reduce travel and invest more in vitual
>>>> meeting technologies. I would also concentrate ALAC activity in ONLY three
>> The suggestions above sound too drastic to take sides with.
>> I make no apologies for this proposal's radicalism. But I also recognize
>> that proper public education, surveys and research will be expensive. ICANN
>> will not manufacture a significantly bigger budget.
>> But if ALAC is focused on the areas I propose, there is substantial
>> savings to be realized in cutting back on facets of At-Large that have, at
>> best, offered only cosmetic benefit.
>> If DNS is demystified there would be greater user participation.
>> Maybe. Not everyone who needs to know how the DNS works needs to be
>> engaged in it. Nor should they. People who get the education and are
>> interested to help will know where to find us, reducing the wasteful
>> expenditures on "outreach".
>> - surveys and R&D into public needs and opinions about domain names and
>>>> the DNS
>>> +1. A considerable amount of R&D could happen through social media, not
>>> necessarily by votes, even by 'likes' and reactions to non-commercially
>>> promoted posts and tweets
>> That's not where I was headed. Proper quantitative research requires
>> effort and expertise. I would never trust social media for this, at least
>> as a primary source.
>> - analysis of the result of such research, and development of ICANN input
>>>> based on that (both in original policy initiatives and response to existing
>>> Needs to go even beyond that. ALAC could become more emphatic on Cross
>>> Community PDPs.
>> That's way too into the details. I expect that if we engage in real
>> research, the areas of global public concern will not lie where you may
>> believe they are. What is of great interest inside the domain bubble is of
>> little interest to the world outside that bubble, and vice versa.
>> Doing this properly, I expect, will dramatically change ALAC's policy
>> - Evan
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