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    Membership Issues Sage Advice for the Bildt Committee
    posted by michael on Friday March 09 2001, @03:32AM

    The Bildt Committee is asking for input on its study of the at-large membership. So far, however, all they have online is one-way email; at least at present there appears to be no publicly accessible archive of comments received. Two thoughtful, measured, very sane, comments submitted to the Bildt committee have now appeared as postings on the ICANN-Europe list.



    Thomas Roessler's Comments on the Melbourne Questions is full of sage advice, including building on previous work rather than trying to repeat it, a recapitulation of the consensus grounds for an at-large, and what ICANN's role should be in fostering the at-large. Marc Schneiders's At Large Study Committee emphasizes the importance of carefully reviewing the past election--not to take scalps, but to learn from it so as to do better next time. The note also emphasizes the importance of good data, the danger that elections might be captured by a single faction, and concludes:
    One matter is, however, already clear to my mind, even before conclusions from the past election process are formed: the lack of possibilities to organize as at large members, to get into touch with each other, has seriously hampered any form of the consensus building on which you, rightly, put so much emphasis in your list of questions.

     
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