[Internal-cg] Stitching things together

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Tue Jun 2 14:29:14 UTC 2015

> Conversely, presenting our ICG Plan as simply a stitching-up of 3
> separate fabrics would, IMO,
> - invalidate the original approach, which was to deliver a cogent plan
> upon which the USG could react and, hopefully, would allow it to
> implement the transition of oversight,
> - be seen by the global Internet community as a minimalistic, over-
> cautious exercise, with little value added by ICG,
> - in hindsight, diminish the relevance of ICG as a key element in the
> transition process.

Fundamentally, we are an intermediary between the involved global Internet community, the separate operational communities, NTIA and ICANN. As an intermediary, we have a review, approval and clearinghouse function but not a proposal development function. 

We review the documents for consistency with the requirements and for compatibility before we "stitch them together." If there are compatibility problems or questions about conformity to the requirements we take the lead in resolving them.

In our final proposal, we _should_ draft an overview or preamble which makes a coherent  presentation of the overall outcome. This will be important because it will "frame" the final proposal as a complete package. 

Last but not least, we will be responsible for interpreting the final stage of public comments, and for determining whether modifications are required. 

We will have plenty to do. 

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