GAC wishlist for ICANN reform

Paul Twomey is now presenting the GAC’s wishes as far as the new bylaws are concern. GAC wants one month instead of 14 days for policy review. GAC should take care of its own review. Non-voting liaisons shall be entitled to use possibly confidenti…

Paul Twomey is now presenting the GAC’s wishes as far as the new bylaws are concern. GAC wants one month instead of 14 days for policy review. GAC should take care of its own review. Non-voting liaisons shall be entitled to use possibly confidential material in the constituency they are representing. The GAC board liaison can’t be removed by the board. GAC prefers Advisory Committees to be called Advisory Bodies in the bylaws. GAC membership should be open to determination by the GAC, but not to determination by the board. GAC can adopt its own charter. GAC wants timely information on anything from ICANN, SOs, or advisory bodies seek public comment. GAC may put issues to the board directly; either comment or advice; recommend action, policy development. ICANN has to inform GAC on how to take into account GAC advice. If ICANN can’t follow GAC advice, it must give reasons, try to work out things, and may ultimately override. General public policy rhetorics. Cerf concerned about this rethorics, since it may pose potential for massive mission creep. Karl Auerbach concerned about the end of ICANN as a private body. Twomey: No intention to take away final decision-making power of the board. If you don’t follow advice, just put down in writing why. Transparency point. Twomey continues with specific wording in XI-A; it’s not clear at the moment what the actual changes to that text are, since there is no redline.