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    Membership Issues But Tell Us What You Really Think
    posted by michael on Thursday March 14 2002, @07:05AM

    "This morning ICANN killed the concept of public participation in ICANN and established in its stead a paternalistic oligarchy." So begins Karl Auerbach's comment on Politechbot, ICANN has voted to eliminate public elections. Contrapuntal comment from ASLC Chair Carl Bildt.

    Bildt, who didn't show up in person to have his committee's work ignored, is nonetheless quoted as being "pleased the Board committed to a strong role for individual Internet users in ICANN and acknowledged the merits of our report." Can't help but think he saw a different remote feed from the rest of us.

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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Thursday March 14 2002, @07:27AM (#5286)
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    Also from politechbot, the Energy and Commerce Committee writes to Secretary Evans.
    Following recent reports of proposed structural changes to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA), along with Ranking Member John Dingell (D-MI), Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Ed Markey (D-MA) and Committee Member John Shimkus (R-IL), have urged the Department of Commerce to pay close attention to ICANN's reform efforts.
    During ICANN's March 13 Public Forum some BoD members took umbrage at what they saw as a veiled threat that the USG might not take kindly to Lynn's proposed reforms. While that was denied by Chuck Costello (of the ALSC and the Carter Center) and others, it seems the veil has now been lifted. -g
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    by joannalane on Thursday March 14 2002, @06:04PM (#5306)
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    I'm gobsmacked (stunned and speechless) to see the ALSC Press Release headline "GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY!" This is a common English euphamism for F*CK OFF! and a diplomatic blunder of such enormous proportions, I find it difficult to believe Stuart Lynn himself said it. With his British public school upbringing, this common phrase cannot possibly have escaped him, so if he is the source of the sound bite, one would have to conclude that he deliberately tried to demean and insult the public he purports to serve, putting them in their place using cheap street language, which of course sums up exactly what has been happening all week. Check it out while you can.
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Friday March 15 2002, @02:39AM (#5311)
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    Esther Dyson suggests hiring GA Chair (actually Alt Chair) Alexander Svensson, the job description sounds like enough work for six people. Does GA Chair Thomas Roessler's congratulations mean that Andrew has accepted? And will she who pays the piper call the tune?

    Meanwhile, a fuller Accra meeting preliminary report has been posted-g

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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Thursday March 14 2002, @08:00AM (#5290)
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    Denise Michel writes:
    ICANN's Board [...] created a discussion record in favor of At-Large representation on the Board.
    Could you expand on this, that is, explain it more fully? Please include a definition of 'discussion record' and what force and effect that may have. A pointer to that discussion record would also be useful.
    What do you choose to do?
    Well, I would choose to take part in future elections for nine ICANN At Large BoD seats, but despite that being the majority opinion heard by the ALSC, that's not going to happen. It's all very well to say work within the system but it's difficult to work towards a professed goal when the goal posts are continually being moved by those who presently control the system. -g
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord ({groy2k} {at} {yahoo.com}) on Thursday March 14 2002, @08:06AM (#5292)
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    Coverage from AP. How does Vint Cerf saying:
    it is obvious to all of us after carefully examining the issues that we're not doing elections now
    square with a discussion record in favor of At-Large representation on the Board? -g
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by JakCrow on Thursday March 14 2002, @08:16AM (#5295)
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    When you're done spewing your contemp for the average people that -make- the internet, perhaps you could see what you've just done. Though, I'm not sure we should expect objective viewpoints from someone hired by ICANN.
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    Endorsement (was:Re: But Tell Us What You Really T
    by Mpawlo on Thursday March 14 2002, @09:55AM (#5300)
    User #2936 Info | http://www.pawlo.com/
    Maybe I am stupid, but to me it seems like the so called endorsement was a kiss of death.



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