2010-06-25 - Publication of Board Briefing Materials for 22 April 2010

Summary
Directs staff to publish the non-confidential portions of the Board briefing materials for the Board meeting of 22 April 2010.

Text

Publication of Board Briefing Materials for 22 April 2010

Whereas, the Board has for some time wanted to share the briefing papers it receives with the community in the interests of transparency and accountability, and the community has also requested the publication of these materials.

Whereas, as a proof of concept, staff has prepared a version of the Board briefing materials for the Board meeting of 22 April 2010 for publication, with confidential material redacted.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee will assess results of the proof of concept publication and recommend further guidance to the Board on the practice of sharing Board briefing materials.

Resolved (2010.06.25.31), the Board directs staff to publish the non-confidential portions of the Board briefing materials for the Board meeting of 22 April 2010.

Implementation Actions

  • Publish Board material
    • Responsible entity: Office of General Counsel and Secretary
    • Due date: None
    • Completion date: 25 June 2010, with the posting of the approved minutes from the 22 April 2010 meeting

Other Related Resolutions

  • To be determined

Additional Information

  • Starting with the 22 April 2010 Board meeting, ICANN adopted a practice of posting the Board Briefing Materials for each meeting along with the approved meeting minutes.  All materials are available on the Board Meeting Minutes page at http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/.
  • A document discussing the practice of the Board Meeting Material postings is available at http://www.icann.org/en/minutes/board-briefing-materials-guidelines-21mar11-en.htm and was posted as part of ICANN's work to meet the Accountability and Transparency Review Team recommendations.
  • The resolution does not address funding for the items identified therein.

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