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Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Vertical Integration PDP Charter DT

  • To: "Gomes, Chuck" <cgomes@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [gnso-vi-feb10] Vertical Integration PDP Charter DT
  • From: Stéphane Van Gelder <stephane.vangelder@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:35:52 +0100

It would be helpful to know who is on this list. In other words, who is already 
on the DT.


Le 3 févr. 2010 à 22:11, Gomes, Chuck a écrit :

> I appreciate the enthusiasm for getting started with the work of the Vertical 
> Integration (VI) PDP Charter DT and want to express my thanks to those of you 
> who have volunteered for this task.
> As I believe all of you know, the GNSO is in-between processes right.  The 
> PDP in Annex A of the Bylaws was found to be terribly inadequate years ago 
> and a WT is presently developing recommendations for revising it, but we are 
> still a few months away from completion of that work.  A key recommendation 
> from the Board regarding the PDP is that policy development should follow a 
> working group model.  The GNSO has been evolving toward that model for the 
> last several years, using open working groups instead of task forces or the 
> Council as a Whole as described in the old PDP.  The intent is to do the same 
> for the VI PDP.
> The first step in that process is to develop a charter, which is the task of 
> this DT.  Following the pattern of PDPs over the past couple years, the 
> charter will be presented to the Council for approval and then the WG can be 
> officially formed and the work can begin.  The next Council meeting is 18 
> February and it seems to me that it is probably not possible to finish a 
> draft charter in time for the Council to act on it in that meeting, 
> especially considering that the GNSO Operating Procedures require that 
> motions and any related documents be posted at least 8 days prior to 
> meetings.  The next Council meeting after that will be held on 10 March in 
> Nairobi.  The document posting requirements for that meeting according to 
> Board policy for ICANN international meetings is 15 February but motions are 
> not needed until 2 March.  I recognize that the 15 February deadline may be 
> too soon for the DT to finish their work, so I propose the following:
> We submit for posting whatever version of a draft charter is available on 12 
> February.
> The Council discuss the key elements of the draft charter on 18 February and 
> provide feedback to the DT.
> The DT complete its work and submit a recommended VI PDP Charter to the 
> Council not later than 1 March along with a draft motion for approval.
> A Councilor makes the motion not later than 2 March.
> The Council acts on the motion on 10 March in the Open Council meeting in 
> Nairobi.
> The official formation of the VI PDP WG be initiated on 10 March.
> I am fully aware that many in the community are anxious to get the PDP 
> started as soon as possible.  To try to facilitate that, I want to follow up 
> on a suggestion by Avri that we solicit volunteers for the VI PDP WG prior to 
> the approval of the charter by the Council.  I would think that we could 
> initiate the request for volunteers for the VI PDP WG in the 18 February 
> Council meeting and I will take the responsibility of adding that item to the 
> agenda for that meeting if there are no objections.
> For the DT to function effectively I believe it would be helpful for the DT 
> to select a chair and a Council liaison, the latter hopefully being a 
> Councilor.
> Is there anyone on the DT who would be willing to put your name in the hat 
> for DT chair?
> Is there a Councilor on the DT who would be willing to serve as Council 
> liaison? 
> Please respond on this list if you are willing to volunteer.  It may be 
> possible to decide on these positions via this list.  If not, it could be 
> decided in the first teleconference meeting of the DT.
> Note that Margie Milam will be the primary Policy Support Staff person for 
> this DT and for the eventual WG.  I would like to ask Margie to prepare a 
> draft charter containing the general elements common to all charters and 
> distribute it to this list as soon as possible so that the DT can focus on 
> the most important elements of the charter, i.e., the tasks of the WG 
> (scope), estimated timelines (if desired), etc.
> I also request that Glen or Gisella send a Doodle meeting request to the 
> members of the DT as soon as possible with possible meeting times late this 
> week or early next week, taking into consideration the time zones of the 
> participants as possible.
> One last comment: Although I will be included as Council Chair on the email 
> list of this DT and eventually the WG, I do not plan to participate actively 
> on either; I am only trying to help get things moving. At the same time, I 
> encourage you to contact me if you think I can be of assistance.
> Please feel free to suggest changes to any of the above.
> Chuck Gomes

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