[At-Large] Coping with active participation in At-Large during COVID-19
cveraq at gmail.com
Fri May 1 12:35:38 UTC 2020
* Icann agrees with the Internet community *
In a decision ending an alleged and never-consulted sale of the .org to a for-profit company, Icann announced that it will not allow such a transaction.
Finally, the Internet community clearly realizes that in a multi-stakeholder governance system, even the highest corporate employees cannot act alone in making decisions that run counter to the spirit of the Internet Society.
A lesson that the staff must assimilate at all levels. Employees of the Internet Society work for, must consult with, the community and serve its interests.
Icann's decision implies, as Andrew Sullivan, President & CEO, of the Internet Society rightly says, "... that the transaction cannot and will not continue"
Icann's decision here: https://www.icann.org/news/blog/icann-board-withholds-consent-for-a-change-of-control-of-the-public-interest-registry-pir
> El 30 abr. 2020, a la(s) 16:45, carlosraul at gutierrez.se escribió:
> Thank you Maureen and Léon !
> 1. We in LACRALO have already adapted our meeting hours to avoid conflicts with working hours as far as possible. Thanks to our Brazilian and Uruguayan friends that's stay up late, the westerners in Mexico in Costa Rica have meeting only after 4pm or so.
> 1. Can't we do choose two convenient blocks of time over the day so that's global meetings only happen outside of sleeping hours?
> 2. Can we start using those blocks of time ASAP
> 3. Can we keep those Blocks for the Kuala Lumpur virtual meeting instead of the local time there?
> 4. If all of the above is not possible: can we spread the Kuala Lumpur meeting into 2-3 power weekend meetings online?
> Seriously, if we are going to spend the next few months on virtual meetings, it makes no sense to use the planning frameworks and time blocks of Face to Face meetings.
> Thanks! Carlos Raúl Gutiérrez
> On Apr 30, 2020 13:58, Maureen Hilyard <maureen.hilyard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear At-Large Community
> In all our recent ICANN meetings, the Board and the senior staff have been very mindful of the difficulties that are being experienced by the volunteer community of At-Large during this pandemic and its impact on their ability to participate as regularly as they used to.
> During his intervention in the ALAC meeting on 28 April, the At-Large appointed Board member, Leon Sanchez, raised his ongoing concerns and asked the 70+ participants at the meeting how ICANN might be able to help volunteers to continue with their active involvement in the work of At-Large and contributing to the bigger picture work of ICANN.
> Because he has requested practical and constructive suggestions about how ICANN may be able to assist, I am putting this message out to those who also already attend online meetings and actively participate and engage, even under really trying personal circumstances. I am willing to pass on your suggestions to Leon, who will in turn take these to the Board for their consideration.
> Please respond only to this thread before 7 May, so that the full account can be passed on to Leon. I look forward to your thoughtful contributions to this matter.
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