Re: [gnso-osc-ops] RE: Today's GNSO Council results
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- Subject: Re: [gnso-osc-ops] RE: Today's GNSO Council results
- From: Avri Doria <avri@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:54:42 -0400
Not trying to be difficult or ruin the party, but am in the process of trying
to implement some of these newly approved practices in the joint ALAC/GNSO wg
on support for new gtld applicants where i am a co-chair.
The following gave me pause.
> 5.4.2 Duty to Remind Participants and Speakers
> a. The GNSO Council Chair or Vice-Chairs, Working Group Chair, Work Team
> Chair, Committee Chair, or Chair of any other organization formed by the GNSO
> shall remind all participants to provide Disclosures of Interest and updates
> to Disclosures of Interest at the beginning of each meeting during which the
> Relevant Parties will discuss or act upon the specific matter(s) to which the
> disclosure pertains and such disclosures shall be recorded in the minutes of
> that meeting.
You will note with relief, i hope, that i am not still kvetching about polling
everyone at every meeting. i think i have figured out how to do with with
What i am wondering about is the meaning of "all participants"
Are staff members in a WG, participants? i tend to think so, not in relation
to this rule necessarily but in terms of their 'participation' in the group.
the express opinions and make suggestions. true they aren't a formal part of
the consensus making, but in how many groups have we made recommendations that
the Staff was dead set against.
so it occurs to me that yes, they are included in 'all participants'
of course we have never asked them for SOI/DOI, and the assumption is that of
course their only Interest is ICANN and its well being of the Internet and that
this goes without saying.
However, to what extent is that the whole story. Some might be consultants
with other customers on the side. Or some may have outside interests or
financial relationships that would be neither corrupt nor against their
employment contract, but that might intersect with the work being done.
Now, I know the easiest path it to just continue to ignore the interests of the
participating staff, but as most know, I sometimes am unable to choose the
So I am looking for guidance from my fellow WT members.
On 5 Aug 2010, at 19:36, Ray Fassett wrote:
> Our baby is walking now huh? They grow up so fast J
and as an parent knows, when they start walking, that is when the trouble truly
> THANK YOU Ken.