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Re: [ga] About GA membership again......
Simon and all assembly members,
This is a good suggestion, and one that I made some months ago,
although in a somewhat diffrent fashion.
Simon Higgs wrote:
> At 01:59 PM 3/30/00 +0930, Harald Alvestrand wrote:
> >At 02:56 30.03.00 +0200, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> >>Joop identifies a point that should be discussed, IMHO.
> >>What will be the relationship btw. GA and @large?
> >>What will be the composition of the @large, and is there an overlap with
> >> the GA? What part of the @large-Members will be interested in
> >>participating in the DNSO/GA?
> >In my (biased) opinion, the At Large is beyond our control, and it is
> >impossible for us to predict what the At Large is going to be.
> >I think most GA members will be At Large members (they want to be heard
> >there too), but that the opposite is unlikely, if only because the GA does
> >not have the wish or the means to have membership drives.
> >An At-Large member is expected to vote for representatives who choose
> >candidates to the ICANN board once a year or so. A GA member is (I think)
> >expected to take a position on various issues brought to a GA vote -
> >probably on the order of magnitude of once a month or so.
> Does this mean that membership registrations may be duplicated (At Large is
> a separate member registration from GA)?
> Surely all members should have a unique identifier as an At Large ICANN
> member, and then attributes are assigned to that identifier to identify the
> membership groups/organizations they subscribe to within ICANN (GA, etc.).
> This establishes the relationships without any prior knowledge of the
> membership composition. In addition, an X.509 certificate can be issued to
> each member for signing purposes (voting etc). Unfortunately this moves the
> discussion up to ICANN board level. This may not be politically correct but
> is very easy to maintain using an LDAP directory system.
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