Re: [nc-review] Final report Review - reply please by 4 November
>Reminder to Review TF members (Axel, Milton, Erica, Peter, Tony, Rosa,
>Please respond to my earlier mail in which I proposed we adopt our interim
>report as our final report (with one minor addition).
>A simple "I agree" message would be fine.
Thanks for the remainder.
I have been off mail in the last few days, I apologize for the delay.
As I said in an earlier mail, I am happy with the principle of having
minority positions on the document.
Further to the discussion on consensus, I would like to add that, besides my
preference on the "WG style" versus a "parlamentary style", which will be
reflected in a "consensus recommendation" versus a "majority
recommendation", the majority vote on policy issues by DNSO has some
drawbacks for virtually no benefit.
In fact, the body that will decide (and that threrefore might be forced to
take decisions on a majority vote) is the ICANN Board. The ICANN Board has
the power to accept or disregard DNSO policy recommendations.
I would argue that in taking this decision the Board will also look at the
degree of consensus in the DNSO: a tight majority vote, with consistent
opposition, might have less chances to be taken seriously then a consensus
position. Therefore, the DNSO might have created unnecessary divisions
between majority and minority for no practical advantage. Moreover, policy
recommendations that are not taken into account will eventually undermine
the authority and prestige of DNSO: I am convinced that only policy items
where a real consensus exists should be forwarded to the ICANN Board.
Last but not least, to introduce a "majority vote" concept in the DNSO will
also have the side effect that the fight over the number and type of
constituencies will become stronger, which is a further unnecessary
deterioration of the situation.
In summary, I would like to have in the report a stronger statement from the
GA rep as a minority position.
I am against the concept of a "majority vote" on policy issues for the DNSO,
because I consider it detrimental to the good health of the DNSO while
providing very little benefit, if any at all.
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