[nc-str] Draft report version 7 - REQUEST FOR APPROVAL
further to your comments to the GA list you seem to feel that the views of the gTLD constituency have not been accommodated in work in progress of the structure TF. I have tried to be more comprehensive in this latest version. The point about our latest draft is now to seek the TF's approval before going to an NC presentation and wider public consultation.
My reasoning to include a section "minority and other reports" is a way to include views that had been expressed which were outside of the terms of reference of the TF. I had at the time realised that some comments sent to the TF were relevant to the ALSC report but not to the Task Force terms of reference and excluded them.
So the creation of a section "minority and other reports" is a way to include such comments without making the body of the report drift from its mission.
Additionally, you will see also that I have included as a TF view the gTLD suggestion that it is problematic to look at just one structural change.
I hope this addresses the concerns you have expressed. If not please liase with Rita Rodin - your rep to this TF - and input to the TF with specific comments. But do bear in mind there is a difference to constituency comments on the ALSC report, and the work of this task force.
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From: Philip Sheppard
To: NC Structure
Sent: 19 February 2002 13:29
Subject: [nc-str] Draft report version 7 - REQUEST FOR APPROVAL
Please find attached draft report version 7. Now that I have found some spare hours I have added text and re-formatted version 6 into the format for reports recommended by Names Council guidelines.
The new version includes an executive summary and also highlights that the task force's role was to fulfil its terms of reference, not to collate constituency opinions on all aspects of the at-large report.
The circulation of constituency/GA papers commenting on the ALSC report was a useful starting point for the task force. Please note that if you believe there is opinion relevant to the task forces terms of reference contained in these papers, it is up to you as the constituency or GA representative, to highlight and communicate these to the task force.
In the new section 8 there is inclusion of some minority and other opinions. These include:
- the gTLD comments on an holistic approach to the work of the task force,
- the non-commercials opinion on the basis of the at-large membership,
- the gTLD comments on involvement in discussions for membership and voting.
There is also a new section 6 on constituency impact. I have included a general comment that needing to be active in more than one SO stretches all of us. Please let me know if there are other specific comments you would like added here that are relevant to the TF's recommendations.
All going well, this version (7) will go forward to the Names Council at its Ghana meeting March 12.
Please let me have your final comments and approval of this version from each member of the task force no later than Thursday 28 February 2002.