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RE: [ga] Individuals' Constituency Task Force Member

|> -----Original Message-----
|> From: owner-ga-full@dnso.org On Behalf Of Danny Younger
|> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 10:09 AM
|> To: ga@dnso.org
|> Subject: [ga] Individuals' Constituency Task Force Member

|> I consider to be fitting that the author of the motion for an
|> Constituency, Joop Teenstra, be chosen by the membership to join in the
|> efforts.  Joop has long been acknowledged as the bootstrap for the
|> individuals' movement, and I can think of no one more passionately
|> to this cause or better suited to take on this responsibility.
|> Are we agreed?

Although I have no disagreement with Joop filling this role, I feel it
necessary to point out some potential problems with the appointment.

First I would think a call for nominations for the position would be in
order and then a vote by the GA to select the member the assembly thinks
would be best suited.  If the GA is agreeable to the Chair specifying the
appointment, I have no objection but will point out it may give reason for
others in future to state a rejection of the choice.

Second, Joop, as you mention has been predominate in the attempts to
instigate an Individuals Constituency.  He has made petition to the ICANN
Board in his endevours.   For reasons of their own, the Board has not
looked favourably on the submissions made by Joop and it appears that he is
not held in favour with that forum.  This may cause his participation in
the process to taint, in the Board's eyes, the outcomes.  I say this not to
belittle Joops achievements or to cast aspirations against him, but to
highlight the fact he appears to have generated some disfavour in certain

In the eyes of the GA, his potential contributions may outweigh the

Darryl (Dassa) Lynch

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