AD HOC MEETING on MEMBERSHIP
UNOFFICIAL, INCOMPLETE and UNAPPROVED NOTES
FRONT - ANNUAL
by Ellen Rony, who is not responsible for misspelled
words and names or other
BETWEEN GA AND NC
notes do not include the first 45 minutes of the ad hoc
- Membership process will
be in place for elections by April 2000. Election process
might take two months. First election would sit six
council members. First task would be to select At large
Council members, to select three ICANN board members.
Have and independent review of the process, fine tune.
Reopen and want to achieve all voting by September 2000.
MAC said there may be needs for fees but not first round
of voters. At Large should run and finance itself like
SOs. nature of At large is quite different and more
difficult to collect fees. We are hoping to offsetting
costs by, perhaps sponsorships. Costing round figure was
about $30 per person (high) or $15 (low) for membership
of 5,000. Suggest income set on average hour's wage rathe
than flat membership fee. Who is going to qualify for
sponsorship? How cast in concrete is this? Can other
proposals be proposed and look at a different way of
constituting the membership?
- Implementation Task
- Report by Mike Roberts,
ICANN President - A board resolution in Santiago asked
the president to proceed with a multi-step process. The
key provision to find enough money to find a staff person
for a stated set of activities to last six months, to
turn into a project proposal. Markle Foundation not only
funded $100,000 but also money for addtional work. Need
to identify program manager, program facilitator,
hardware and associated hardware to organize with
professional assistance to begin global outreach program.
By the time we have accomplished that, next board meeting
will take place, which will lead to board resolution
regarding precise details. Timeline has been dependeing
upon funding. Now that funding has been secured, now we
can proceed with mechanics of membership. Will take
between 90 and 120 members. Composition of Implementation
Task Force will include some members of original MAC.
Most important function is to help form global membership
with substantial geographic outreach to insure we have
distributed and diversified membership. Inclided to have
on ITF people from each of five regions, plus perhaps 3
consultants and some members of the original MAC, for a
total of perhaps one dozen people. Board's intention is
that the At large Council becomes the advocacy group for
the At large membership. The Implementation Task Force
willl go forward immediately, if hopes for bringing on
program membership are met soon.
- What At Large members
will find is un fait accompli, so what will remain for
re-examining policies already in place? Most specific and
binding is the contract with NSI by DOC.
Esther Dyson: "ICANN is
supposed to be a living revisitable
Mike Roberts: "It's
common knowledge that current boards do not bind future
Looking for criteria for
success for the election, reqirements for candidates for
directors, voting mechanisms. Issues of details that have
to be specified which will be a task for the ITF.