[alac] Re: Coordination between the ALAC and its NomCom appointees
- To: Bret Fausett <fausett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [alac] Re: Coordination between the ALAC and its NomCom appointees
- From: Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003 18:56:37 +0100
On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 17:19:09 -0800, you wrote:
>I'd very much like to establish an open line of communication between our
>group and the ALAC. If you'd like me to set up a dedicated mailing list for
>that purpose, please let me know.
As you wish - it takes some time to get the ICANN staff to allow you
to post to the ALAC mailing list, so a separate list could be better.
I can set it up easily on my personal server, if you prefer.
>As far as the status of our work, I'm happy to keep you informed. We're only
>now beginning the process. Andrew McLaughlin sent out an e-mail over the
>weekend to coordinate our first conference call, which should take place
>later this week or early next. I believe only the registrars' slot must
>still be filled.
Ok. It would be great to know the final composition of the NomCom once
it's known (though I imagine that ICANN will announce it officially).
>Like you, I expect the first order of business will be to establish the
>rules by which we will operate. I can see several possibilities, such as
>majority votes, cumulative voting, and "consensus" processes. Personally,
>I'd like to ensure that a bare majority of the Nominating Committee doesn't
>control 100% of the NomComm appointments, but I'm interested in hearing
>about the various possibilities.
I came up with the "supermajority" suggestion - another possibile
choice is preferential voting, though in my opinion it leaves the way
open to splitting the board into a "majority" and a "minority" right
from its appointment.
>I'm interested in hearing about possible candidates for all of the NomComm
>slots. My initial thinking is that it would be nice to make the Council
>appointments as soon as possible, to allow the NomComm-appointed
>representatives to participate in the election of the SO-elected Directors.
>I hope that's something the rest of the Committee will endorse.
It seems reasonable to me. You should perhaps discuss whether you
(either as the NomCom or as individual NomCom participants) want to
make public calls to solicit nominations from the general public.
vb. [Vittorio Bertola - vb [at] bertola.eu.org]<---
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