C-F No. 9 - Comments
Cyber-Federalist No. 9 - The New Politics
of ICANN: Board Diplomacy
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> For ICANN board decisions, the all-important number is ten. On a
> nineteen-member board, it takes ten directors to form a majority.
> can modify the bylaws. ....
Slight correction: It requires 2/3 vote of the Directors to modify
the bylaws (See Article XII).
Please note that there is an African forum
> Most important is a forum where directors and members can interact.
At least two
> regions have such forums:
> the ICANN Europe list (ICANN-EU) and the Boston Working
> Group List (BWG) in North America
La lista del BWG no es abierta. Aquellos que la controlan deciden
quién puede subscribirse y quién no puede. ¿Es
esto la democracia?
US Internet Industry Association
30 January 2001
Very much enjoyed your piece on the diplomacy skills that will be needed
the new directors. To your list I might add one more -- knowledge
Roberts Rules of Order. A basic course in Roberts Rules and other
parliamentary procedures is necessary so that the directors are not
when it comes time for the intricacies of calling the question and
A couple hours that would be well spent on their time, IMHO. I've
a Board tied in knots by someone who knows a little about the procedures.
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