RE: [gnso-consensus-wg] Draft 17 July Meeting Report and Proposal Tally Sheet
- To: "Nevett, Jonathon" <jnevett@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "Robert Hoggarth" <robert.hoggarth@xxxxxxxxx>, Glen de Saint Géry <Glen@xxxxxxxxx>, <gnso-consensus-wg@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [gnso-consensus-wg] Draft 17 July Meeting Report and Proposal Tally Sheet
- From: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 13:52:46 -0400
It is pretty close to what I meant. If we are unsuccessful at achieving
consensus this week, then I strongly believe that data like this would be
helpful to give the Board as they consider the work we did and focus on making
a decision themselves.
[mailto:owner-gnso-consensus-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nevett, Jonathon
Sent: Sunday, July 20, 2008 8:41 AM
To: Robert Hoggarth; Glen de Saint Géry; gnso-consensus-wg@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: [gnso-consensus-wg] Draft 17 July Meeting Report and
Proposal Tally Sheet
This is not what I had in mind when I suggested we do a straw poll. I
now agree with the rest of you who didn't think that this would be a worthwhile
exercise, proving at least that I have the flexibility to change positions when
appropriate :-). Thanks.
[mailto:owner-gnso-consensus-wg@xxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Hoggarth
Sent: Saturday, July 19, 2008 11:00 PM
To: Glen de Saint Géry; gnso-consensus-wg@xxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gnso-consensus-wg] Draft 17 July Meeting Report and Proposal
Attached please find my attempt to summarize your deliberations during
the last call on Thursday. As usual, please let me know if there are any
substantive points or decisions that I missed or that I should clarify. As with
my previous reports, please note that the document is intended to be an
informal tool to help focus the effort and is not intended to be an official
transcript. It commits you to nothing and failure to comment or correct this
informal record does not indicate assent. My interpretation continues to be
that the final document - in whatever form, if any, it takes - will be the only
binding document this group produces.
The Tally Sheet Explained
Also, as requested during the Thursday meeting, I have attached a tally
sheet listing several significant proposals that you have discussed or noted
over the course of your deliberations. I experimented with a number of
different formats, but in the end my lack of Excel expertise drove me back to
the format Philip used in circulating his 16 potential options that you
reviewed during meeting #3.
Using Philip's original format and retaining his original option
numbers, I simply deleted most options that were not significantly noted or
discussed and added the three proposals discussed at meeting #5 on Thursday.
The tally sheet has 11 lines - the status quo (both weighted and non-weighted);
the BGC majority position (incorporating Jon N's proposed modification to that
position) and the BGC minority position; the Joint Users Proposal - as modified
during these deliberations; and other proposals submitted over the least two
weeks by Milton, Steve, Philip, Chuck and Jon. I also included option #5 from
Philip's original list - although no one mentioned it in detail, it seemed to
represent the one "extra" option during meeting #3 that offended the least
number of group members at the time and I thought it would be worth a moment to
get your current reactions to it.
You do not need to vote on the status quo lines, they are simply there
as a matter of reference. Any substantive errors or omissions or formatting
glitches on the sheet are mine alone. Please don't let them distract you from
indicating your current opinions/positions.
I fear that despite my best intentions, that I may have overcomplicated
the original intent of this exercise with my various entries and qualifying
notes on the tally sheet. I hope not, but if so, I do apologize. This is in
many respects a straw poll of current opinions/positions that simply requires
that you indicate your current view on each option in one of the three columns
on the right. Feel free to color-fill the box that reflects your viewpoint.
I know that this was a concept that we did not have time to fully vet
at the end of Thursday's meeting. I guess if all parties do not choose to
participate in the exercise we will simply not have a complete tally.
I'll tally all results that I get from the group by early morning on 22
July, unless I get all your responses sooner.
Hope you're all having a good weekend. Looking forward to the call next