I have not seen the exec summary but i think the recommendations as
summarized below are in line with what I would have recommended;
The Membership must also be strongly represented at the
Board level > through the direct election of a number of At-Large
Directors equal to the > aggregate number of Directors selected by the
Supporting > Organizations
My thanks go to the team that put together the NAIS study.
On Sat, 01 Sep 2001, Alan Levin wrote:
> The NGO and Academic ICANN Study (NAIS) has released its report on reforming
> ICANN to make it more responsive to the public interest, entitled, "ICANN,
> Legitimacy, and the Public Voice: How to Make Global Participation and
> Representation Work." The report is available in PDF at:
> An Executive Summary of the report is also available, in both PDF and HTML
> forms. Translations of the Executive Summary (Spanish, French, and Chinese)
> are currently in production.
> In brief, the NAIS report calls on ICANN to commit itself to including the
> public voice in three major areas:
> * ICANN should maintain a broad, open At-Large Membership, accessible to any
> Internet user with an interest in ICANN's activities.
> * The At-Large Membership must be provided with strong participatory
> mechanisms, to enable Members to have a persistent and continuing role in
> the dialogue and debate that are part of the ICANN policy process.
> * The Membership must also be strongly represented at the Board level
> through the direct election of a number of At-Large Directors equal to the
> aggregate number of Directors selected by the Supporting
> The report discusses these principles in detail, and sets out a framework by
> which ICANN can fulfill them completely.
> We look forward to the community's responses to this report. Please feel
> free to contact me, Clement Dzidonu or any member of the NAIS team with any
> questions or comments.
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