[NA-Discuss] I'm voting against changes to the NARALO Rules

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 08:54:24 UTC 2022

Your opinion has been noted

Glenn McKnight, MA
Virtual School of Internet Governance
Chief Information Officer
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On Tue, 13 Sept 2022 at 04:42, Evan Leibovitch via NA-Discuss <
na-discuss at atlarge-lists.icann.org> wrote:

> There are so, so many things wrong with these changes
> <https://community.icann.org/display/NARALO/Revised+NARALO+ROP+for+the+Membership+Vote?preview=%2F213680422%2F213680427%2FNARALO-RoP-Rev_1-2022-09-06-redline.pdf>
> .
> The one that stands out is the proposed extension of terms and term
> limits. We ought to be keeping terms short to prevent stagnation and
> encourage newer participants to get involved in leadership. Extending terms
> and term limits just ensures that the same small group of people stay at
> the top; this inhibits engagement. There are multiple examples of this.
> There are numerous other bad changes proposed, as well as a slew of
> change-for-the-sake-of-change cosmetic edits (ie, changing "full"  to
> "complete").
> And don't even get me started about the insanity of the proposed
> participation standards. I have maintained for decades that we should be
> generous about who we admit and stingy about who we kick out. These new
> "standards"  just serve to further limit the reach of ICANN At-Large to the
> groups and people who are able to invest substantial time to learn its
> culture.
> This decision isn't the end of the world one way or the other. But since
> we're given a choice to ratify or not, I suggest not. The existing rules
> have served well and any changes needed should be minor tweaks at best.
> The proposed changes represent a regression.
> Evan Leibovitch, Toronto Canada
> @evanleibovitch / @el56
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