Message from Marilyn Cade (Commercial and Business Users Constituency) to Vint Cerf
Subject: RE: [council] Re:
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 2003
From: Cade,Marilyn S
To: Vinton Cerf
CC: Louis Touton, Alejandro Pisanty, Stuart Lynn
Vint, I didn't recall seeing an acknowledgement of the contribution by
the Commercial and Business Users Constituency which seems to have started
this series of contributions from other constituencies. I hope, however,
that you and the board have received it. That is the purpose of this follow
up contact. The contribution we made was clear that we have accepted and
are working within the weighted voting on policy matters. We are concerned
though, that in the matters of electing board members from the SO, that
the broadest possible support be ensured.
I saw that one contribution expressed concern that new constituencies would be approved, and the vote unequalized. As we understand it, the equalization of votes between the "providers" – Registrars and Registries – is balanced with the constituencies, with the additional three votes then added in from the Nominating Committee. The Policy process seems to be firmly balanced, with a strong message for the need for collaboration and compromise built in.
As you know, this constituency has a firm commitment to ICANN's success. Of course, we understand that the Board has many factors to weigh. We ask that you include our input in your considerations.