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Re: [council] PLEASE READ - Draft Statement on Election Process


Thank you for good job.
I like the statement as it is.


> Date: 15 Oct 1999 19:04:00 +0900
> From: owner-council@dnso.org
> Subject: [council] PLEASE READ - Draft Statement on Election Process
> To: council@dnso.org
> Cc: "Andrew McLaughlin"<mclaughlin@pobox.com>
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> Dear  Colleagues,
> Here is a draft (I hope final) statement on the election process that I 
> would like to release after the start of today's teleconference.
> I have consulted with Andrew on this, and he is reasonably happy with 
> it, I think.
> Please read and be ready to discuss briefly today at 15:00 CET.
> Thanks
> Dennis
> --------
> DNSO Names Council Statement
> The Names Council has received several expressions of concern that the 
> process of nominating candidates for election by the Names Council to 
> the ICANN Board had not followed the Names Council's published rules.
> The Names Council considered this issue during its teleconference on 15 
> October 1999.
> The published rules state:  "The Names Council has resolved that a 
> candidate, in order to be nominated must have the support of, at least, 10 
> members of the General Assembly.  For this purpose, anybody who is 
> subscribed to the General Assembly mailing list, the Announce mailing 
> list or the list of one of the Constituencies of the DNSO is considered a 
> member of the General Assembly.  As the Announce and General 
> Assembly list are open, anybody wishing to participate in the 
> nomination process may subscribe to one of these lists and be 
> considered a member of the General Assembly".
> The Names Council has been asked to verify that all nominated 
> candidates were supported by at least ten individuals who qualify as 
> members of the General Assembly, as required by the published rules.
> In response, the Names Council resolved the following:
> The rules published for nomination and support of candidates to be 
> considered for election by the Names Council to the ICANN Board were 
> not intended to be a significant barrier to the identification of candidat
> for this election.  The purpose of the rules was administrative -- namely, 
> to ensure that the Names Council was not swamped with an exceedingly 
> long list of nominees with only marginal support in the DNSO 
> community.  As such, the rules were loosely written so as to allow any 
> person on any list of members of any of the component parts of the 
> DNSO to support a candidate.  The rules, of their nature, are not strong.  
> In addition, the membership criteria in the rules are not verifiable under 
> the DNSO's existing Listserv management software, because: (1) the 
> membership of all such lists is not fixed and varies from time to time as 
> individuals subscribe to and unsubscribe from them, and (2) no formal 
> list membership tracking mechanisms are in place at this time.
> In light of the fact that compliance with the rule cannot technologically 
> be verified, the Names Council took the view that those candidates who 
> received votes during the election were, by definition, thus recognised 
> as having support within the DNSO community.  Further, the Names 
> Council agreed that any candidate elected as a result of the election 
> process undertaken by the Names Council had, by definition, 
> substantive support within the DNSO community.
> The Names Council decided that the rules for nomination and support of 
> candidates by the DNSO for election to the ICANN Board must be 
> reviewed and may need to be revised for future elections.  The Names 
> Council committed to conduct such a review in good time before the next 
> elections took place.
> <end statement>
> -------------------------------------------------------
> Dennis M. Jennings
> Director, Computing Services, University College Dublin.
> Address:  Daedalus Building, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
> E-mail:  Dennis.Jennings@ucd.ie
> Telephone:  +353-(1) 706 7817
> Fax:        +353-(1) 706 2362
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