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Re: [alac] RE: Draft on structure criteria

  • To: "Denise Michel" <denisemichel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [alac] RE: Draft on structure criteria
  • From: Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Apr 2003 10:37:14 +0200

On Fri, 4 Apr 2003 16:47:13 -0800, you wrote:

>**No RALOs exist yet, of course, but when they do, RALOs will have the
>ability to propose other criteria/guidelines/processes for At-Large
>Structures in their region and could be involved in ALS creation (note bylaw
>section on "..type of structure that best fits the customs and character of
>its Geographic Region")

True - however the criteria which we are establishing will be valid
both for Regions with RALOs and for Regions without RALOs - once
created, RALOs will be able to suggest changes, and the ALAC and the
Board will decide whether to accept them or not.

>**the 2nd bullet includes bylaw requirements that must be followed, but we
>can, of course, add to them.  I think, however, your following suggestion
>may conflict with the bylaws.
>>About the second one, we have to find a way to
>>accommodate global organizations; so I'd put it this way:
>>  - an ALS may require accreditation for one or more Regions;
>>  - to be accredited for a given Region, the ALS must have at least
>>(10) individual members that are citizens or residents in that Region;
>>  - these members have to sign and send to ICANN a support statement
>>for the accreditation request (which isn't a bad thing in general, I
>>think, because it actually makes a little harder to put up completely
>>fake organizations for the sole purpose of getting accredited, and
>>leaves some paper trace about potential fakes)
>>  - the ALS appoints a contact/representative for each of the Regions
>>for which it is accredited, chosen among one of the individual
>>signatories from that Region (this to ensure that even in the
>>organizational RALO model there is an involvement of the ALS members
>>from the Region)

I'm not really sure. What the new (amended) Bylaws require is that
"participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or
residents of countries within the Geographic Region of the RALO will
predominate in the operation of each At-Large Structure within the
RALO". As long as the activities and positions of the ALS inside the
RALO are mostly determined by those of its members who are individual
citizens/residents of the Region, I think this is satisfied - and this
is important, because it allows global organizations to participate as
long as the participation in each Region is controlled by their
members from that Region.

For the rest, the Bylaws only talk about "At Large Structures within
the Geographic Region" - but I can't see this as a formal requirement
that, for example, all ALSs are incorporated in that Region. Also, I
can't see nothing in the Bylaws preventing ALSs from being accredited
for more than one Region.

>>About the fourth, the MoU should be signed even if there are no ALS
>>yet - only, it should become operational when a minimal threshold is
>>reached. Perhaps there should be an aggregated individual threshold -
>>ie 100 individuals as a sum of the memberships of the ALSs.
>**The intended construct is ALSs are created first, and then they come
>together, reach agreement on characteristics of their RALO, and propose an
>MOU to ICANN.  Could you elaborate on the construct you have in mind?
>Who/what organizations should have the authority to sign an MOU right now?

There could simply be a sort of local organizing committee, advertised
through a public call and made by people from the local ALSs, that
works on establishing the RALO - this would then allow to delegate
further outreach to the RALO, at the local level. Anyway the active
people are going to be the same - so the other way round is fine too.
vb.                  [Vittorio Bertola - vb [at] bertola.eu.org]<---
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