1. Working groups. Lead: Philip.
- "To turn the WG D procedures into a sharper set of
I posted this to the virtual site early July and have had no
comment yet. Please look at it and either tell me OK or suggest a change. I
will construe silence as consent. Deadline 15 August.
ACTION ALL PLEASE.
2. Web-based fora as alternatives
to lists. Lead Peter. We are evaluating a
site. Comments later.
3. GA Chair
I propose that the present system for selecting the GA chair
(GA nominations, 10 endorsements, approval by the NC should be kept and added
to the NC rules of procedure.
I have not heard any objection to this. Roberto - please
give your view. Deadline August 15. ACTION
4. Constituency formation / individuals constituency Lead
I propose we FIRST draft criteria for ANY new constituency including
need, uniqueness, potential contribution and representativeness.
Axel - please advise progress and post to the virtual workroom.
Deadline August 15.
5. Language diversity/ translation of DNSO papers Lead
To be practical here (from the cost perspective) I believe we should look
at use of web based auto translators. Has an evaluation been done of these by
a university language school ? Surely yes? Milton - please advise
progress and/or post a document to the virtual workroom. Deadline August
6. Consensus. Lead Milton
Recommend to the NC a practical definition of consensus for the purposes
of NC consultation activities.
Milton had earlier thoughts on this suggesting that we should drop the
word consensus and just suggest certain majority or super majority rules for
DNSO groups. This seems like a good way forward. Milton - please
advise progress or post to the virtual workroom. Deadline Aug