[council] NC call June 6 - notes to the agenda
Council et al,
In preparation for agenda item two of the June 6 call, I have now been able to compare the current NC recommendations with the latest report from the ICANN evolution committee. There is a fundamental difference of approach. The Evolution committee paper contains elements which in combination would implement a much more "top down" Board driven ICANN compared to the situation today of a "bottom-up" policy process.
These elements fall into three categories with components in each category:
1. The composition of the Board
1.1 Today the policy development bodies (like the old DNSO) elect 9 board seats. In the proposal they elect none. Instead a nominating committee (nomcomm) choose 3 board reps to represent the policy development bodies.
1.2 In addition the nomcomm appoints some or all other Board members.
1.3 There maybe some board seats available for advisory bodies such as the Security Advisory Body (SAC). But the SAC rep on the Board will be a Board appointee.
2. Composition of the nomcomm (a circular endorsement process)
2.1 There is a suggestion that the Board "ratify" the people proposed to form the nomcomm who in turn appoint the Board.
3. Control of the policy development organisations
3.1. The Board appoints the chair of the policy development organisations who is then also a Board member.
3.2 The steering committee of the policy development organisations (such as the old Names Council) will also have "an appropriate number" of nomcomm appointed members.
I hope this is useful analysis before we discuss the concept, scope and composition of a nominating committee.