Re: [gnso-ppsc-wg] Your feedback requested - Section 6.1.1. Announcement of a Working Group
- To: Marika Konings <marika.konings@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [gnso-ppsc-wg] Your feedback requested - Section 6.1.1. Announcement of a Working Group
- From: "S. Subbiah" <subbiah@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 10:26:44 -0700
Seems fair request.
Perhaps we could change
"the following avenues should be explored at a minimum:"
"except for extraordinary circumstances, the following avenues should be
explored at a minimum:"
Marika Konings wrote:
*6.1.1. Announcement of a Working Group
After a decision has been taken to form a Working Group, it is
important to circulate a ‘Call For Volunteers’ as widely as possible
in order to ensure broad representation and participation in the
Working Group. Depending upon the scope of the Working Group and its
intended subject matter, the following avenues should be explored at a
· Publication of announcement on GNSO and/or ICANN web site.
· Distribution of announcement to GNSO Stakeholder Groups,
Constituencies, and/or other ICANN Supporting Organisations and
Additionally, the WG could consider:
· Circulation of announcement to organizations that are considered
to have expertise/knowledge/interest in relation to the subject matter
of the Working Group.
Ideally, the ‘Call For Volunteers’ announcement should include the
following types of information about the Working Group: its
objective(s), expectations concerning activities and timeframes, links
to relevant background information including its charter, details on
how to sign up as a participant, and the requirement to submit a
Statement of Interest (SOI). In addition, a CO might want to include
some statement as to the purpose of the activity, that is, why the
effort is being undertaken, its criticality, context, and perceived
usefulness to the GNSO. While a WG may not "need to know" these
elements in order to complete their tasks, it could help in
recruitment and sense of purpose.
INTA: While there is language in this subsection recognizing the
importance of circulating the “Call for Volunteers” as widely as
possible, the subsection goes on to state that publication on the GNSO
and/or ICANN site, and the distribution to stakeholder groups, etc.
“should be explored…depending upon the scope of the Working Group and
its intended subject matter.”
The Committee recommends that:
· Publication and distribution be required as the default rule,
subject to exceptions only in extraordinary circumstances.