Re: [ga] Nomination Procedure for nominating ICANN Board Director candidates
Seems to me that the elected at-large directors tems could easily be
extended until the reform is implemented. It only takes a bylaws
change and that has been demonstrated to be easily done if the Board
wishes to do so. Ah, but there's the problem. The board doesn't wish
to do so, does it.
In view of the flux ICANN will be in due to the reform, it would only make
sense to extend the current at-large directors terms in order to not
reduce the board to a point where there is no director from the greater
community and no legitimacy left at all.
On 13 Aug 2002, at 21:28, Elisabeth Porteneuve wrote:
> I do not see Article V as easy adapted to the exceptional
> situation when you have to coordinate actions in ALL 3 SOs.
> Not much doubt for myself, it requires Board action (but
> I am not a lawyer).
> But my real point in not there.
> The acting Board Director need to be reelected, and to have
> a strong support to achieve the work on Reform. What if extension
> of 90 days is not sufficient ?
> How long does it take to have a request for extension ready
> and ratified by the Board ?
> Please note that after Shaghai the Board will be reduced
> to SOs Directors only (see below), and probably until
> the first ICANN meeting in 2003. The time is necessary
> to set up the Nominating Committee representing 19 various groups
> of interest and respecting the geographic diversity.
> Once this Nominating Committee is set up, it will have to find
> and seat Board Directors.
> Am I pessimistic on implementation ? Maybe.
> Anyway, it is easier in my opinion to have SOs Directors
> in place and to replace all of them by new structure, when
> To be clear: I think that the DNSO election underway is in
> support of Mr Pisanty.
> 1. Article V, Section 1. INITIAL BOARD
> The remaining four "At Large" members of the Initial Board
> shall serve until the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of
> the Corporation in 2002. No At Large member of the Initial
> Board shall be eligible for additional service on the Board
> until two years have elapsed following the end of his or her
> term on the Board.
> Will leave: Hans Krajinenbrink, Linda Wilson, Jun Murai
> and Frank Fitzsimmons
> 2. Article II, about FIVE "AT LARGE" DIRECTORS elected IN THE YEAR 2000
> Section 3. TERMS OF "AT LARGE" DIRECTORS
> The five "At Large" Directors seated as described in
> Section 2 shall serve terms that expire at the conclusion of
> the Annual Meeting of the Corporation in 2002.
> Will leave: Nii Quaynor, Ivan Campos, Masanobu Katoh, Karl Auerbach,
> Andy Mueller-Maguhn
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> > Subject: Re: [ga] Nomination Procedure for nominating ICANN Board
> > Director candidates From: Bret Fausett <email@example.com> To:
> > Elisabeth Porteneuve <Elisabeth.Porteneuve@cetp.ipsl.fr>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> > There's more than one way to do this...without throwing ourselves into
> > anarchy. Here are just three alternatives, each possible under the
> > current bylaws:
> > (1) Ask each of the DNSO-elected Directors to resign now but effective at
> > the close of the Board meeting on 31 October 2002. Hold elections now for
> > two replacements (plus one alternate in the event that three Directors
> > are required under ICANN 2.0). The current bylaws permit the DNSO to fill
> > a vacancy under Article V, Section 12.
> > (2) Vote now to remove the sitting DNSO Directors under Article V,
> > Section 11 effective at the close of the Board meeting on 31 October
> > 2002. Then, as described in (1), hold new elections.
> > (3) Have the Council vote to extend the term of Mr. Pisanty, with the
> > blessing of the Board, for a period of 90 days, which ought to be
> > sufficient to finalize reform and hold new elections within the new GNSO.
> > Elisabeth Porteneuve wrote:
> > > Today Bylaws set up obligations on each SOs, one of them is to proceed
> > > on time and to elect ICANN Board directors.
> > >
> > > Until we receive the clear implementation schedule and timeline
> > > for ICANN 2 (whatever it is, as amended in Bucharest, work in progress,
> > > letters to DoC in progress, see your own blog), we have to follow
> > > rules. Otherwise it is anarchy.
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