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Re: [ga] Reminder -- Bylaws Amendments Posted for Public Comment

	The information on the WEB site doesn't say anything about the teleconference deadline.
	Please be more explicit on further announcements.
	LACTLD we'll be sending his comments at 12:00 CST. 

			Oscar Alejandro
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On Fri, 24 Sep 1999, Andrew McLaughlin wrote:

> Reminder to the Internet community:
> A set of recommended Bylaws amendments have been posted for public comment
> on the ICANN website
> <http://www.icann.org/general/bylaws-changes-16sept99.htm>.  The proposed
> amendments relate to the procedures by which the three ICANN Supporting
> Organizations (the Address, Domain Name, and Protocol SOs) will elect ICANN
> Directors.
> The Board intends to consider these recommended amendments on Monday,
> September 27.  Comments should be submitted prior to the Board's
> teleconference at 15:00 Central European Time.
> --Andrew McLaughlin
> ==============================================
> In particular, the Board solicits comments on the following proposed
> addition to the Bylaws:
>      "Article VI, Section 4. ELIGIBILITY
>      "No person shall serve simultaneously as (i) a member of any
>      Supporting Organization Council or other body that is directly
>      responsible for the selection of Directors by that Supporting
>      Organization and (ii) a Director. If a member of any such Supporting
>      Organization Council or such other body accepts a nomination to
>      be considered to serve on the Board, such member shall not,
>      following such nomination, participate in any discussion of, or vote
>      by, such Supporting Organization Council or other body relating to
>      the selection of Directors by such Council or other body."
> This language would apply two principles to all three Supporting
> Organization councils:
>      (1)  An individual cannot serve as an ICANN Director and an SO Council
> member at the same time.
>      Staff Rationale:  This principle is intended to ensure that ICANN
> Directors fulfill their obligation to serve the entire corporation, and not
> the particular interests of a given SO.  Since there is no shortage of
> talented, qualified and interested candidates, there is unlikely to be
>      (2)  An SO Council member who has accepted a nomination as a candidate
> for the ICANN Board should recuse him/herself from participating in votes or
> discussions about those elections.
>      Staff Rationale:  This principle is intended to prevent SO Council
> members from having an unfair advantage vis a vis nominees who are not
> members of the SO Council.  In addition, it vindicates the basic notion of
> preventing conflicts of interest, by stating that an SO Council members
> ought not to vote on a matter in which she/he has a direct personal stake in
> the outcome.  Because the relevant constituency groups, regional internet
> registries, and standards development organizations have the authority to
> replace their SO Council members by any means of their choosing, the
> proposed principle need not deprive any of them of their full voting
> strength at the time of the election itself.
> Several SO Council members have criticized these proposals on the grounds
> that (i) no conflict of interest actually exists in these circumstances,
> since by voting for him/herself an SO Council member is simply representing
> the interests of his/her constituency;  and (ii) it is too late in the
> process to impose rules such as these.
> In light of the pressing need to settle the rules prior to next month's SO
> elections to the ICANN Board, ICANN actively solicits public comments on the
> proposed amendments.  Comments should be submitted to
> <comment-bylaws@icann.org>, and will be publicly archived at
> <http://www.icann.org/comments-mail/comment-bylaws/maillist.html>.