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

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Tue Sep 13 20:54:13 UTC 2022

At 2022-09-13 04:08 PM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 13, 2022 at 3:22 PM Alan Greenberg 
><<mailto:alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca> wrote:
>Can you enlarge on that. The new rules remove the requirement to
>participate in meetings or other events and to vote. The major new
>requirement is to allow At-Large to send occasional messages to ALS members.
>In my original mail sent 10 hours ago. nothing in the above were in 
>my list of objections.
>There is also a requirement that the representative update us on the 
>ALS status every 2 years. Is that onerous?
>5.7 - Giving new, undefined and fully discretionary powers to the 
>chair that did not exist before and are not necessary
>6.1.1 Extending the terms of of leadership unnecessarily
>6.2 Extending term limits, also completely unnecessarily
>7.2.1 Demands made on ALSs for needless service with no 
>corresponding new benefit
>Pretty well the entirety of Appendix A and Appendix B

It would be helpful if you could be more specific. The group that 
developed the new ALS responsibilities were VERY conscious about not 
making unreasonable or useless demands.  Note that the first 4 
bullets in Appendix A are the things that will disappear.

What is left:

1. Allow us to send occasional messages to the ALS members (which you 
said you do not object to)
2. Report in every 2 years
3. Mention ICANN/At-large on your website (or other Internet 
presence) - which was always a requirement
4. Representative should respond if contacted, and involve their ALS 
members *IF* such a contribution seems appropriate (ALS decision)
5. Provide a link or email address to allow prospective ALS members 
to contact the ALS.

What needless onerous service were you referring to?


>THAT's what's onerous, and outrageously so. It seems like the 
>authors have totally lost touch with the concept of who is in service to who.
>- Evan
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