Re: [council] NC draft recomendations evolution v6
The ISPCP constituency has reviewed this draft, and, with regards
to the item "Board Composition", we wish to make the following
Draft text - "The Board should be set at a size that makes it workable
without the need for a smaller executive committee. This means it
should have fewer members than at present"
We disagree with this statement. There have been recent initiatives to
form a ccTLD SO as well as the At Large SO, and reducing the amount
of Board members would complicate the resolution of these pending
initiatives. A reduction of the number of Board members might also
complicate the issue of geographic diversity.
Draft text - "Any nominating committee should only have the power to nominate
one third or fewer of the Board seats or any other ICANN entity"
The ISPCP has submitted a draft of our position on the issue of reform to the NC,
and we disagree emphatically with the above statement, which clearly implies
the acceptance that a nominating committee may come into existence. ICANN
was born with an initial board elected by a nominating committee (albeit one person),
and we prefer the current approach which involves overall elections.