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    DNSO GA Votes to Ask Commerce to Re-bid ICANN's Gig | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 13 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: DNSO GA Votes to Ask Commerce to Re-bid ICANN'
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday May 25 2002, @04:43AM (#6514)
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    It was a clear majority of those voting. I don't go for the argument that those not voting should be taken into consideration. One can equally imply that those who didn't vote took that non-action because they were in agreement, or because they were opposed, or because they wished to abstain. However, not voting should not be taken as non-consensus, those not voting have consented to leaving the decision to others. Jamie Love has some interesting stats on the participation rate here. I've never been a fan of "consensus" in the ICANN arena. If consensus can't be found on something ICANN wants, it is claimed anyway, or manufactured. If consensus can be found on something ICANN doesn't want, it is ignored. At least with voting one has hard numbers to point to. -g
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