[council] RE: [nc-budget] Motion: Alternative Solutions to lower the expenses of DNSO
The goal of reducing expenses is always a good one, but I would strongly
disagree that giving an ultimatum to constituencies that do not pay their
fair share, an amount that was agreed to by the NC, is unacceptable. This
debate has been going on for far too long with almost no progress. We need
to be able to learn from experience. With no consequences, little or no
action was taken by the NCDNC. With the pending possibility of
consequences, there appears to be some activity on the part of the NCDNC.
If a constinuency cannot raise $15,000 a year to support the DNSO, I
seriously wonder whether it is a viable constituency. I strongly support
the existence of the NCDNC but I think the time has come for it to prove its
viability. The bottom line is this: voting rights are the only real value,
so the threat of losing those rights is the only consequence that has any
hope of working.
From: Nilda Vany Martinez Grajales [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, April 20, 2001 12:28 PM
Subject: [nc-budget] Motion: Alternative Solutions to lower the expenses
There has been a motion to take away voting rights for those constituencies
that doesn't contribute with DNSO expenses. It is unaceptable from any
of view to take such action, since it seems like every year DNSO expenses
increases and it is not true that every year every constituency will be able
collect its part.
Also it is not acceptable that participants of the DNSO has to pay if they
to assure representation and voting rights. This is not the spirit of ICANN
By-Laws. And, in my understanding, the ICANN By-Laws are the ones that
voting rights to the NC representatives, not the abilitiy to share any
that DNSO incurr.
Under this light, I have the following motion:
"The Names Council will engange to find alternative solutions of covering
expenses, in order to assure an open participation of all stakeholders in
ICANN policy making".
Alternative Solutions to lower the expenses of DNSO
1. Instead of sharing costs amongst the constituency, simply works in a
2. Draft projects to different donations entities. The following is the
the Infodev and the DNSO fits very well in the Consensus Building Component
3. Search sponsors for services usually hired by DNSO
4. There are services that not need to be hired foreign team (for example,
webcasting is done by the Berkman Center which has high cost for perfoming
service simply because they have to travel from one country to another).
I think it would be interesting to do an experiment of asking for quotations
for the same service to a local team (and searching alternative technologies
5. Sharing responsabilities amongst DNSO participants without having to
produce money for pay.
Nilda Vany Martinez Grajales
Sustainable Development Networking Programme/Panama
Tel: (507) 230-4011 exrt 213
Fax: (507) 230-3455