Re: [ncc-charter] charter - more comments?

From: Rob Courtney (
Date: Wed Sep 06 2000 - 08:46:29 PDT

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    Adam, and all,

    Apologies for my lack of involvement. I've been out of the office for
    some time and it's taken me a while to catch up on the discussion.

    A few thoughts:
    1. In my opinion, of the two major issues the group is confronting
    right now (replacements and non-voting members), the replacement
    problem is the more urgent. We've had good discussion on that topic
    and have managed to define the problem fairly clearly. To offer my
    own opinion on the replacement matter, I lean towards the second
    option, accession of the AdCom member with the fourth-highest level
    of votes. It strikes me as a more straightforward solution.

    2. Regarding non-voting members, I think our discussion has been
    fruitful. Adam's point about elucidating the rights and
    responsibilities of NVM's is well taken, as is Kent's about removing
    language that restricts membership based solely on affiliation with
    another constituency. Kent's proposed language (cut-and-pasted below)
    seems to achieve both goals. I understand Milton's concerns, and
    although I agree that an organization eligible for membership in more
    than one constituency ought to decide where its primary interests
    lie, I don't agree that we should deny such organizations the
    opportunity to participate in our discussions. I hope I'm reading
    Milton's point correctly.

         The NCDNHC will have two types of membership, voting members and
         non-voting members.

    Associations or organizations whose specific goals are to represent of the interests of registries, registrars or ISPs or those whose specific interests are to defend the Intellectual Property rights of their associates cannot have full member status but may participate as non-voting members.

    Non-voting members can participate in Constituency discussion lists, propose and discuss resolutions and participate in all physical meetings. Non-voting members cannot vote in the election of Constituency representatives, cannot vote on resolutions and should not participate in constituency Adcom teleconference calls.

    We understand that many subgroups have separate interests and a separate voice from their parent organizations. Those subgroups are welcome to participate fully and actively in the Constituency as non-voting members. --

    Finally, Dany's right. We need to keep our larger objectives in mind, and get a charter together quickly.

    At 8:22 PM +0900 9/4/00, Adam Peake wrote: >Alejandro, Rob, Zakaria > >Do you have any comments on the current version ><>, particularly on Section IV G >Replacement. > >Think we have to get this thing to constituency soon or we'll fall behind >in the election schedule. > >Adam

    Rob Courtney Policy Analyst Center for Democracy & Technology 1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 1100 Washington, DC 20006 202 637 9800 fax 202 637 0968

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