[bc-gnso] BC statement and procedures
I think the BC has more important things to do than descend into a prolonged argument over this, but it is time that the councillors understood that when there is a lack of consensus within the constituency it is not OK to simply proceed as if this were not true. If this were the first time something like this had occurred, it would hardly have rated comment. Let's hope it's the last and that we do not on the future have to go down the censure path as suggested. We all have better things to do - but the time we put into this constituency is also important and that input not to be simply ignored. cheers/Rick Rick Anderson EVP, InterBorder Holdings Ltd email: randerson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx cell: (403) 830-1798 office: (403) 750-5535 ----- Original Message ----- From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx <owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx> To: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>; bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx> Sent: Fri Jun 26 07:56:44 2009 Subject: RE: [bc-gnso] BC statement and procedures I echo Marilyn's analysis and hope that BC members can move on, put this dispute behind us, but also collectively be more sensitive to process going forward. Sarah -----Original Message----- From: owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marilyn Cade Sent: Friday, June 26, 2009 9:25 AM To: bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx Subject: Re: [bc-gnso] BC statement and procedures For the past few days, after the BC meeting, I have been consumed with issues re the overarching issues re security, the economic analysis, and malicious conduct.... I only realized there were five posts objecting when a BC fellow member summarized. Checking the web site, I also see George is correct regarding the percentage needed to require a vote. I do understand George's concerns, and his point. While I was on the Council, we had an instance or two where the Council or Board was making a decision, and we, as officers, in our individual capacity, signed onto a letter or resolution. They were very "unusual". I think the unusualness of such action remains. And should. But in this instance, I do think we have harmed our own integrity by publishing a statement when there is such a high level of dissent. When there is this level of dissent, the BC, as a constituency, really hasn't published statements at ICANN meetings. I do not wish to have a big debate about this; the BC has to address such differences via a trusted, transparent set of procedures. That is important regardless of the size of the members. And we must have mutual respect and regard for not only similarities, but differences. It happens that I supported the version of a statement that one of the members offered as a substitute. However, I understand the serious concerns. Marilyn Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T -----Original Message----- From: philip.sheppard@xxxxxx Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 06:14:37 To: <bc-gnso@xxxxxxxxx> Subject: [bc-gnso] BC statement and procedures Firstly, I must say that I am dismayed about so much chit chat between the choice of three dramactically anodyne statements! Secondly, on process, there is a difference between the lengthy process of BC written positions papers, and a BC statement made at an ICANN meeting on a topic of current relevance in time for the Board meeting at the end of the week. The mechanism for the latter is that the officers present make best endeavours to take the pulse of the members at the meeting, bearing in mind existing policy positions. In addition when we can we take the pulse of members not present. Our conclusion of both sets of members was that the text we issued was the one best supported. I was merely the officer who posted it. Any BC member who disagrees may post in their own name their own positions. Philip PS I am travelling shortly and will not be responsing to list mails. This e-mail message and any attachments may contain confidential and/or privileged information intended only for the addressee. In the event this e-mail is sent to you in error, sender and sender’s company do not waive confidentiality or privilege, and waiver may not be assumed. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of, or action taken in reliance on, the contents of this e-mail by anyone other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you have been sent this e-mail in error, please destroy all copies and notify sender at the above e-mail address. Computer viruses can be transmitted by e-mail. You should check this e-mail message and any attachments for viruses. Sender and sender’s company accept no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this e-mail. Like other forms of communication, e-mail communications may be vulnerable to interception by unauthorized parties. If you do not wish to communicate by e-mail, please notify sender. In the absence of such notification, your consent is assumed. Sender will not take any additional security measures (such as encryption) unless specifically requested.