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[council] RE: WG Review Comments


I've been reading these last communications under this subject heading -- is
it the case that the comments you'd sent me on the 8th, copying the Names
Council, were not circulated to the non-commercial constituency. If so, then
that must be made clear in what you'd submitted to the task force, i.e.,
that they don't represent the constituency. If I as a BC representative were
to forward comments on behalf of the Business Constituency, I could never
forward them without vetting them with the constituency (the entire
constituency, even if no members respond).

Kent, please forward the comments you'd mentioned in your earlier note to
Dany intended for the task force. I understand from your note that it's an
extensive document, answering all questions.

Dany, please clarify what the comments you'd forwarded the task force
represent, and to whom they were circulated, ie, on who's behalf are they.

Seems to me one of the issues here is how process in constituency works --
something the review is looking at.

Thank you,


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kent Crispin [mailto:kent@songbird.com]
> Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 6:01 PM
> To: Dave Crocker; Dany Vandromme
> Cc: Theresa.Swinehart@wcom.com; Park, YJ YJ Park; zakaria@univ-nkc.mr;
> Vany Martinez; mueller@syracuse.edu; ncdnhc-discuss@lyris.isoc.org; Kent
> Crispin
> Subject: Re: WG Review Comments
> On Sun, Jan 14, 2001 at 01:17:54PM -0800, Dave Crocker wrote:
> > Dany,
> > Please forgive my confusion, but I do not understand the basis
> for offering
> > these comments as "from the NCDNHC members".
> >
> > My own opinion is that all of the comments in the submission
> are excellent
> > and I would be glad to support them.
> >
> > However I was never asked to.
> >
> > THAT is the concern.
> On a related issue.
> See http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/council/Arc04/msg00662.html -- a
> message dated Jan 8 (though it just recently made it to the web archive
> -- it wasn't there a couple of days ago when I looked) which says, in
> part:
> ================================================================
>   Hi Theresa,
>   Please find below the position of the NCDNHC adcom:
>   TO: The Names Council; The Names Council Review Task Force; ICANN
>   Staff and Board
>   RE: Response to DNSO Review Questionnaire
>   The Non-commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency supports a
>   careful, comprehensive, and productive review of the DNSO.  At the
>   Marina del Rey meeting, the members of the NCDNHC voted for the
>   formation of an open working group to study the problems of the DNSO
>   and make suitable recommendations.
>   We appreciate Names Council's final decision to create this working
>   group and we believe that the January 15 deadline imposed on the
>   working group, and the filtering of its input through a Names
>   Council-appointed Task Force, constitute unnecessary and
>   counterproductive constraints on the DNSO Review process.
>   Please accept this as our only official response to the Questionnaire.
>   For the last, NCDNHC requests NC to extend working group's deadline.
> ================================================================
> I never saw any mention of this particular position on the NCC list,
> nor any statement by the adcom that they were going to make any
> statement on behalf of the constituency, nor any attempt at all
> by the adcom
> to see if this position was a consensus of the membership.  I note that
> we have a resolution procedure for submitting resolutions, but it
> clearly wasn't followed in this case.
> Moreover, the above letter is really a pretty powerful statement -- it
> says in effect that the NCC has decided to boycott the review process
> in favor of YJ's WG -- that's not just a bit of procedural fluff --
> that's a position that by any standards should have been brought before
> the constituency.
> Looking over the NC mail archives, it is clear that there were repeated
> requests for NC members to collect input from their constituencies.  I
> know that YJ sent some stuff around a while ago, but there has been no
> discussion at all on the topic for quite some time -- until I submitted
> my response to the list, in fact.
> --
> Kent Crispin                               "Be good, and you will be
> kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain

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