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Re: Re: [ga] Final draft of proposed mailing list rules

> Ellen,
> You wrote:
> >
> >Mr. Gaetano:  Au contraire.  At the Names Council meeting on June 25, 
> 1999,
> >the GA list was defined as the General Assembly of the DNSO.  See
> >http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/19990625.NCsj-admin.html
> >
> Indeed.
> But this decision has been overruled when the the GA has been redefined 
> (for the purpose of the nomination process) with a different set of 
> rules.


Could you point me towards a listing where someone with authority ro make 
such a change did this overruling?  Like Michael, Im having a hard time keeping 
up with the legislative changes.


> >
> >Yet the Names Council *unamiously* accepted on June 25, 1999 that the 
> GA
> >existed and the mailing list (now ga@dnso.org but previously
> >discuss@dnso.org) comprised the General Assembly.  So you need to take 
> up
> >your arguments with the Names Council, not me.  I am just restating the
> >public record as I know it, although things are so convoluted that
> >subsequent administrative meetings may have altered the decision noted
> >above.  Have they?
> See above.
> In fact, the rationale for this change of attitude by the NC was that 
> there are people who are participating to the DNSO but not subscribers 
> to the list, and that have to be accounted for.
> Regardless the current and/or past attitude of the NC about the best 
> definition to "bootstrap" the GA process, I believe that it is not wise 
> from our part not to have a strategy in terms of the definition of the 
> "membership" of the GA.
> In the future, the GA-list will continue to be what it has been up to 
> now, i.e. a discussion list, but if ever any substantial decision will 
> be made by the GA, it will be done via a "membership" mechanism that 
> will not correspond 100% with the "list subscription" mechanism.
> > <I snipped the question on terminology - it may be of lesser priority>
> >
> >
> >This discussion should focus solely on the RIGHTS TO POST not on 
> whether or
> >not the GA is a decision-making body.  I object to using this mailing 
> list
> >rules opinion poll to extend the discussion to a policy decision 
> regarding
> >the rights inherent in GA membership.
> I am not sure to understand this.
> Where should the (very important, IMHO) issues about the GA Membership 
> be discussed if not on this list?
> Regards
> Roberto

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