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RE: [ga] Re: [IFWP] Rick White's nomination -- Newsbytes report

I also supported Rick White's nomination, as a member of the Business &
Commercial constituency, but do not see my support listed. This seems to be
more of a process problem than anything devious. 


John C Lewis
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> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Ellen Rony [SMTP:erony@marin.k12.ca.us]
> Sent:	13 October 1999 17:18
> To:	ga@dnso.org
> Subject:	[ga] Re: [IFWP] Rick White's nomination -- Newsbytes report
> Resending this because I had addressed it incorrectly yesterday.
> Apologies, since I referenced it in a later message.
> Mark c. Langston wrote:
> >Newsbytes is reporting that at least 5 of the people supporting Rick
> >White's nomination as a candidate for the ICANN BoD are NOT members of
> >the DNSO.
> Newsbytes is wrong because the article references only the GA list.
> According to the NC resolution,  dated September 17:
> "The Names Council has resolved that a candidate, in order to be nominated
> must have the support of, at least, 10 members of the General Assembly.
> For
> this purpose, anybody who is subscribed to the General Assembly mailing
> list, the Announce mailing list or the list of one of the Constituencies
> of
> the DNSO is considered a member of the General Assembly."
> (http://www.dnso.org/dnso/notes/19990917.DNSO-ICANN-nominations.html)
> Five supporters can be confirmed from the GA list.The nominator and
> another
> supporter are apparently members of a constituency, the former joining the
> day he placed White's name in nomination.  However,  I do not assume that
> becoming a member of a constituency is the same as subscribing to its
> list.
> Nonetheless, that still leaves three names in question, and if two of
> those
> do not qualify, White cannot be considered a valid candidate.
> This issue isn't about a particular candidate but rather about a process
> proscribed by the Names Council resolution.
> I just don't understand why the DNSO Secretariat did not confirm these
> nominations before the voting began.  The subscription information could
> have, should have been archived or the NC could have, should have run a
> "who" check daily on the ga and ga-announce lists.  The constituencies
> should have been asked to supply the dates of its list subscribers.
> I wrote to every Names Council member inquiring into this process, as well
> as to the DNSO Secretariat.  To date, no one has responded to my query,
> and
> the Names Council voting proceeds.
> >Article is at:
> >
> >http://www.newsbytes.com/pubNews/99/137686.html
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