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    Board of Directors A Bad Sign
    posted by michael on Wednesday October 15 2003, @11:50AM

    It's a bad sign when even ICANN (more or less) supporter Bret Fausett is unhappy with you. Of the ICANN supporters the proprietor of Lextext may not be the most ferverent, but he is certainly one of the most reasonable.

    It's an even worse sign when, as Bret recounts, ICANN not only fails to act on reconsideration requests, but can't even be bothered to post them on its web site. Remind me how the new, less accountable, structure was going to be more able to do things more quickly and efficiently, now that the pesky distractions of elected board members and the like were removed?

    All we need now is for ICANN to start appointing Board Squatters to senior positions, and the turning of the wheel will be complete.



    By the way, this latest bylaw revision brings the count of by-laws versions to how many? Fifteen? More?

     
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    Its an even worse sign...
    by ross (rossattucowsdatcam) on Wednesday October 15 2003, @05:50PM (#12474)
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    ...when I don't entirely disagree with what you have to say Michael.

    Don't put on your "I told you so" t-shirt yet, but you might want to at least iron it.
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    Violation of Article III, Section 5.2
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday October 15 2003, @07:33PM (#12476)
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    Bret's concern regarding violation(s) of Article III, Section 5.2 is all very well, but is almost nothing compared to repeated de facto violation(s) of the following Article III, Section 5.3 which states [icann.org] in part
    No later than the day after the date on which they are formally approved by the Board, the minutes shall be made publicly available on the Website...
    Now as near as I can tell ICANN got around this repeatedly through the artifice of simply not passing the minutes in the first place, some taking more than a year and a half to be ratified (which amongst other things meant that no longer existing Board members could not correct any errors and new Board members were voting on minutes of meetings they never attended). You couldn't ask for a better Mickey Mouse gong show. -g
       
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    Re: Board Squatters on ICANN Senior positions
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Wednesday October 15 2003, @07:20PM (#12475)
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    Dunno if this is what other the poster was referring to, but Jonathan Cohen [icann.org] is now chairing [icann.org] the ICANN WIPO 2 Working Group. It will thus probably end badly. -g
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