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    ICANN Staff and Structure More comments on ICANN II
    posted by jon on Wednesday February 27 2002, @03:57AM

    David Farrar has posted some insightful comments on the Lynn proposal; they're well worth reading. Here are excerpts:

    "Basically ICANN II would be a benign dictatorship. The Board would effectively appoint itself. Now this is not automatically bad and a number of organizations do this. Examples include the IOC, the Catholic Church and the ICRC. The theory behind this usually is to protect an organisations from nationalistic politics so it seems strange to have govt reps on there.

    "The main problem with so called benign dictatorships is that they rarely stay that way. With the best intentions in the world, the lack of representativeness and accountability to some sort of electorate fosters arrogance and aloofness. A basic test of democracy is does one have the ability to remove a board which is not performing. Under ICANN II it would be nigh impossible. . . ."



    Under this plan, Farrar continues, "I can almost guarantee that mission creep will become mission sprint."

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