From: Thomas Roessler
Subject: Re: [ALSC-Forum] Re: Inconsistency with ALSC recommendations
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:16:05 -0700
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I seem to understand that your proposal is this:
- There is a certain number of board seats per geographical region.
- Voters are assigned to regions by residence.
- Candidates can run in any region they like (but only in one at a
time), and it's up to voters in that region to determine whether
or not they want to be represented by a board member which comes
from a different region (by whatever definition - citizenship,
In this case, the AL board seats indeed could theoretically be
assigned to US (or European, or Asian) citizens or residents - but
only if the voters residing in ALL regions vote for such candidates.
(Which seems to be what Joanna says.)
Am I understanding your (Esther's) proposal and your (Joanna's)
On 2001-10-25 10:36:27 -0400, Esther Dyson wrote:
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>To: Joanna Lane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From: Esther Dyson <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [ALSC-Forum] Re: Inconsistency with ALSC recommendations
>Cc: Mike Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
>No, that's not correct; sorry for being unclear. I'm looking for the *AL
>voters* to be able to express their own interests in geographical
>diversity, by region. Because the non-AL board members are not elected
>regionally, I would keep the diversity requirements for them....
>At 07:21 PM 10/24/2001, Joanna Lane wrote:
>>on 10/24/01 4:59 PM, Esther Dyson at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> > My personal opinion is that someone should be allowed to run within
>> > whatever region she believes she has a chance of being elected. If an
>> > citizen resident in Europe (or in Asia, for that matter!) can convince
>> > Europeans (for example) that he can represent them properly, more power
>> > him!
>>In other words, it is your personal recommendation that ICANN drop all
>>requirements for geographical diversity at Board candidate level, in which
>>case, the entire ICANN Board can be made up of American citizens (or Asian
>>for that matter!).
>>Can another member of the ALSC comment on that?
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