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Re: [ga] Message from the Chair

Harald and all,

Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:

> At 23:35 24.01.00 -0800, Ellen Rony wrote:
> >Roberto,
> >
> >You say you want to take action
> >" to give a voice to those who are not part of any Constituency, and that
> >therefore do not have any other forum for presenting their views"
> >
> >But the rules you support include a pesky little rider saying that the GA
> >is not a decision-making body.
> Ellen,
> I told you this once before:
> The rules I suggested say that the GA *mailing list* is not a
> decision-making body. I quote:
> >The purpose of the GA list is to allow discussion between GA members on GA
> >matters. It is not itself a decision-making body.

  And your "Quote" (See above) is in effect making those that have participated

on the DNSO GA mailing list effectively not part of the DNSO General
Assembly and therefore cannot participate electronically, as a medium of
communication, a decision making body.  That is in effect saying that there
is NO DNSO "General Assembly".  Ludicrous!

> >
> >Note: Neither list claims to be an authoritiative listing of the members
> >of the GA, but when a mail is sent to the announce list, it is considered
> >to be published to the GA membership.
> There were two assumptions that I saw as invalid:
> - That the GA is identical with the membership of the ga discussion list
> - That the GA is not a decision making body
> There needs to be a decision sooner or later about how the GA makes
> decisions, but this decision has, IMHO, not been made, and the list rules
> should not prejudge that - either one way or the other.

  List rules as you say should no prejudge anything.  The DNSO GA list
must remain a medium for communications of the DNSO General Assembly
or the DNSO Membership.  As such it should and can effectively be a
medium for decisions making, debate, and discussion of DNS related issues.

>                      Harald
> --
> Harald Tveit Alvestrand, EDB Maxware, Norway
> Harald.Alvestrand@edb.maxware.no


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