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Re[2]: [ga] Santiago DNSO GA Chair

Tuesday, August 10, 1999, 3:00:48 PM, Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 10, 1999 at 05:16:22PM -0400, Antony Van Couvering wrote:
> [...]
>> I don't think I'm the only person to recognize the importance of the
>> Singapore principles.  It may be "just in my mind", but there's also a link
>> to them on the DNSO web page: http://www.icann.org/dnso-formation.html.  You
>> can get them taken down, of course, but for the moment they still are there.

> What they say on this topic is this:

>   The Names Council recommendations should be developed through a
>   bottom-up process in which participants in the General Assembly
>   take part.  Recommendations approved by a majority of the Names
>   Council shall be forwarded to the ICANN Board, accompanied by
>   expressions of minority views (including explanations of the
>   potential impact of a recommendation on a specific constituency or
>   constituencies). 

> This language is probably broad enough to be interpreted as
> consistent with both your positions.  It is important to note,
> however, that it says "Names Council recommendations".  It does not
> say "General Assembly recommendations".  And it says "participants in
> the General Assembly take part".  "Take part", not "control".  That
> is, the ultimate responsibility for recommendations belongs with the
> NC; the NC is required to consult with the GA.

> The fact is that the bylaws do not give much "power" to the GA.  The 
> GA is described as a "forum", and very little else.

This the one of the best arguments yet for why an individuals
constituency is needed in the DNSO.

William X. Walsh
General Manager, DSo Internet Services
Email: william@dso.net  Fax:(209) 671-7934

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