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Re: [alac] Selecting Our Successors

  • To: Bret Fausett <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] Selecting Our Successors
  • From: Jacqueline Morris <jam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 23:32:22 -0400

This sounds very workable, very much like the process that we've tried to go
with for the current NomCom appointees - however, how do we get around the
philosophy that seems to be very closely held by some that voting is
required in order to be representative?

On 1/25/06, Bret Fausett <bfausett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've been giving some thought to the creation of the RALOs and how they
> will select our successors. After a lot of consideration, I've come to
> the conclusion that "voting" will create levels of complexity and
> bureaucracy that will be detrimental to the RALO-ALAC effort. The
> problem of how to weight and count votes of different organizations,
> with differing membership structures, while preventing capture of the
> regional ALAC seats, is not easily solvable. I can't think of any
> light-weight, objective mechanism for addressing the problems with votes.
> Accordingly, I'd like to propose the following for discussion:
> (1) The ALSs propose a willing person or persons from their region to
> sit on the ALAC, forward an application containing the person's relevant
> background to the other ALSs, and then discuss the names on a private
> RALO mailing list. If they agree on the person or persons who should
> fill the open seat(s), they send the names to ICANN, which appoints them
> to the ALAC.
> (2) If they don't agree on the person or persons who should fill the
> open seat(s), they send the names under discussion, with their
> applications, to the ICANN Nominating Committee. With the submission to
> the NomComm, the RALO indicates which ALSs support which persons. The
> Nominating Committee is provided background information on each of the
> ALSs, including its mission, organization, and size of the membership.
> The Nominating Committee must select someone from the list provided by
> the RALO.
> That's it. No voting, and we build on existing structures rather than
> create a new voting structure or procedure. I think it would work well.
> Let me know your thoughts.
>                  Bret

Jacqueline Morris
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