[alac] Internal Procedures
- To: "Interim ALAC" <alac@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: [alac] Internal Procedures
- From: "Sebastian Ricciardi" <sricciardi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 18:41:00 -0300
I have been thinking in this topic for a few days, with the sensation that
we are waisting priceless time in a matter that does not deserve it.
The Interim ALAC have worked so far in a consensus basis. Our work is based
on mutual respect and a shared commitment to the improvement of the
Internet. We have perform pretty well so far, and everybody has been free to
express their disagreements and opinions.
I have a strong feeling that we don't need a "decalogue" of rules and
procedures to accomplish our tasks.
Having said that, it is true that we need to work following some basic
procedures, in order to ensure efficiency and quality of our work. On the
other hand, it is stated in the Bylaws " Each Advisory Committee shall
determine its own rules of procedure and quorum requirements.".
Our rules of procedure, based on Thomas' draft and other members imput could
1) The At-Large Advisory Committee elects one chairman and may elect two
vice-chairmen, its liaisons to the Board, the GNSO, and to any other
Advisory Committee and Supporting Organization. These volunteers could be
replaced at any time at the sole discretion of the Committee.
2) The Committee will make decisions on ALAC recommendations and activities
by consensus. If consensus is not possible, and whenever a vote is
necessary, simple majority rules and the vote will be publicly archived.
Other procedures rules will be set up by member consensus in a case by case
basis, if they're needed.
3) Committee work may include the submission of drafts for comments. Any
member of the committe can submit drafts, and the other members shall review
them and submits comments in a reasonable time.
I don't really think we need more rules than these and of course, general
principles of education, good manners and common sense.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Roessler" <roessler-mobile@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Vittorio Bertola" <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:18 PM
Subject: [alac] Internal Procedures -- Yet Another Revised Draft.
> Thanks for the reminder... ;-)
> Please find attched a revised draft of the internal procedures.
> Since there was some demand for keeping things simple and short, I
> have deleted the detailed procedures for private votes, and replaced
> them by the simple sentencen "The chairman may call for a non-public
> I have also removed the parts on liaisons, representation, and
> staff, since these didn't seem to have broad support.
> (Note: The formatting may be corrupted due to repeated format
> conversions. I *hope* that the change tracking made it, but I'd
> rather not guarantee that. If you have any problems with reading
> the attached document, please let me know.)
> Thomas Roessler <roessler-mobile@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>