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    Re: ICANN Explores Killing At-Large Elections
    by Anonymous on Saturday February 23 2002, @12:12AM (#5023)
    You can thank Esther the hosebag for this. Also give honorable mention to Mike Roberts, even though he can't get it up anymore.
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    Re: ICANN Explores Killing At-Large Elections
    by joannalane on Saturday February 23 2002, @05:03PM (#5027)
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    Michael,
    It's unlike you to miss some key points. Look at the evidence from the DoC point of view. In the absence of tangible efforts at self-formation of the At Large, (meaning proper public representation in the ICANN process), and in the absence of worldwide cooperation, (meaning agreement with the CCs), the MoU will not be renewed in September, resulting in a US government take over and formation of a successor agency in association with the present GAC. In short, ICANN is on the point of collapse.

    One option open to the Board is to resign en masse voluntarily and ask the DoC to take over. It is a very real possibility. If you think that accounts of Joe Sims recent travelogue and the Board EGM taking place in Washington this weekend are not indicative of desperate measures, then you are very much mistaken. The climate has changed.

    The question that we all need to answer for ourselves is this; Do we trust government to represent the public interest in the ICANN process in place of an At Large?

    If your answer is yes, then sit back, do nothing and watch the take over in action. If your answer is no, then the best chance for the At large is to pledge your support to the new ALSC initiative being forged by Pindar Wong on the At Large forum list, then pray that the Board will endorse the At Large elections.

    The middle ground, which is for the Board to appoint At Large Directors without an election, will not fly. The DoC wants proper representation of the public interest, not a band aid.

    Perhaps it easier for those of us that have not been in the battle trenches from the very beginning to fully appreciate the fresh opportunities that are now emerging for new leaders, but allow me to thank you for helping to bring this about. It could not have happened without you. You will not be forgotten, whatever happens next.

    Regards,
    Joanna
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