ICANN Resolutions » 2006-11-22 - Approval of Minutes
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Board approved minutes for 15 August 2006, 7 September 2006 and 25 September Board meetings.
Vint Cerf called for a vote on the approval of minutes for 15 August, 7 September, and 25 September 2006.
The following comments were made on the record during the vote relating to the minutes:
Susan Crawford stated in voting against the minutes approval that: "We are obligated by our bylaws to operate to the maximum extent feasible in an open and transparent manner. The meeting of August 15th took place more than three months ago, and yet the minutes of it haven't been posted until now. The other minutes are also delayed. But that's not my chief problem with these minutes. I find them to be insufficiently informative. It's clearly feasible to produce much more detailed minutes and important to ICANN's credibility that the board do so. In my view, we are not complying with our own bylaws, and thus, on principle, I can't approve of these minutes.
Rita Rodin, Peter Dengate Thrush, Joichi Ito, Veni Markovski, and Dave Wodelet all stated their support of Susan Crawford's comments but elected not to vote against the minutes. Peter Dengate Thrush stated support for Susan Crawford's comment but abstained rather than voting against the minutes.
Paul Twomey stated that this issue has been the subject of ongoing discussion, and is one which is part of a set of issues relating to a review of transparency and accountability and that he will be able to come back with proposals which will be considered around that general topic.
Resolved (06.81), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 15 August 2006 are approved.
Resolved (06.82), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 7 September 2006 are approved.
Resolved (06.83), the minutes of the Board Meeting of 25 September 2006 are approved.
The Board Approved each resolution by a vote of 9 affirmative with 2 negative votes from Susan Crawford and Rita Rodin, and one abstention from Peter Dengate Thrush.