Re: [alac] Proposed additional questions for ALAC applicants
- To: ICANN At-Large - Denise Michel <michel@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [alac] Proposed additional questions for ALAC applicants
- From: Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 16:22:43 +0100
I am not sure about the general sense of your observations - do you
think I have been exaggerating the commitments, so that we could
actually scare the applicants?
Il giorno gio, 09-12-2004 alle 05:16 -0800, ICANN At-Large - Denise
Michel ha scritto:
> > 2) Are you aware that being an ALAC member involves the following
> > commitments:
> > - Physical participation in three ICANN meetings per year (5 days each)
> > - Participation in one conference call per month
> > - Participation in online mailing list discussions
> > plus any additional time commitment deriving from any specific issue you
> > might become involved with? Also, are you aware that there would be no
> > compensation for your work, except expense reimbursement for travel and
> > conference calls?
> ** I suggest #2 be clarified. It is not accurate as currently stated.
> Your preference may be that ALAC members fulfill the commitments
> detailed in #2, but current ALAC members don't, nor were they asked to
> do so (which is the impression given by this list).
I think that ALAC members should commit to participate in the basic
activity of the Committee - that is, the discussion list, the monthly
conf call, and ICANN meetings. I am not sure about the expectations of
the current ALAC members, but I don't think you can effectively be a
member of the Committee if (apart from special cases once in a while)
you don't participate at least in these events, and I would like future
members to understand this.
(Perhaps we could weaken a little the commitment for the physical
meetings, i.e. "If possible, physical participation...")
> > 3) How much time do you think you could actually devote to the work of the
> > Committee on a regular basis?
> ** Under direction of the ALAC, the NomCom told potential ALAC
> candidates that "approximately 7 hours per week is required" for ALAC
> members to fulfill their duties. Unless you think this has changed,
> it would be better to ask people if they can give this amount of time
> each week, rather than asking an open-ended question.
> > 4) In which (if any) of these activity sectors you think you have the
> > required skills, and would like to be involved?
> > a) Outreach and recruiting of new At-Large Structures
> > (involves systematic online/phone contacts with organizations in
> > your Region and possibly travel to a few events per year; will
> > also involve
> ** add "helping with the"
> > preparation and execution of Regional At Large
> > Organization startup)
> > b) Policy making processes
> > (requires acquaintance with technical and policy aspects of the
> > DNS; involves at least one conf call per week per issue,
> ** Does this give an accurate description of involvement in the policy
> making process? I don't believe multiple conference calls are usually
> scheduled each week on a given issue. Also, ALAC "policy" work
> outside of the PDP, which is most of the ALAC's policy activities,
> does not require this intensive time commimtment.
You are right - perhaps we should replace "at least" with "in average",
and also "per week" with "per 1-2 weeks".
> > plus
> > online discussion, and possibly drafting statements)
> > c) Communications
> > (involves participation and active fostering of public discussion
> > forums, website management at least at the editorial level, and
> > preparation of material in cooperation with ICANN staff)
> ** Again, is this a new standard to which all current ALAC members are
> willing to commit? Since current ALAC members really don't
> participate in the ALAC's public discussion forums (and I don't know
> what "website management" means), it doesn't seem reasonable to ask
> for such commitments from new members.
Actually, this question is about optional additional commitments that
applicants might be willing to take, and I think we need 1-2 ALAC
members to focus on "communications" - that is, giving you feedback
about the monthly newsletter, work to add information to the website,
replying to enquiries etc. This is not an expected commitment for all
ALAC members, but only for those who will receive responsibility for
this task (assuming we find any).
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