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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Monday February 25 2002, @08:46AM (#113)
    This plan is great. It is about time ICANN came out of the closet with its plan to involve governments to represent individual users rather than trying to get participation from a few net freaks. This will take some time, but ICANN is going to be a great success.
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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Monday February 25 2002, @10:38AM (#115)
    Be quiet Stuart. We already know your horrific plan!
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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Tuesday February 26 2002, @08:15AM (#117)
    I love these "this plan is great!" comments. You guys are priceless!

    Do tell, though: Why is this plan great?
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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Tuesday February 26 2002, @10:47AM (#119)
    It is insulting to think that anything other than a truly democratic process can effectively tell what is best for the affected.
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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Thursday February 28 2002, @01:13PM (#124)
    I think Lynn makes a solid point though - isn't it more democratic to have officials appointed by truly representative governments rather than directly elected by a few thousand random 'net freaks'?

    I think the proposal has come in for a bit too much reactionary criticism here. Lynn's proposal makes far more sense to me than most of the counter-arguments presented. Surely it's sensible to have governments directly involved in a body like ICANN. As it is, the US government wields too much power through the MOU.

    I'm curious - has anyone ever considered asking the UN (or WTO perhaps) to actually take over ICANN? (UNICANN?) They could provide it with far more stability, funding and the necessary perception of independence from sovereign governments.

    note that i posted this twice because i don't think many people actually follow the threads (i know i don't)

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    Re: Lynn's 'Reform' Plan is
    by Anonymous on Monday March 04 2002, @10:57PM (#128)
    That son-of-a-bitch, Lynn Fascist, should be fired—ideally into orbit without a breathing apparatus.

    Why in the hell do these little exposed colons like Lynn think "government" is better than people. People may be no great kicker when it comes to failings. But the people's record is certainly a hell of a lot better than government's.

    Mel McKee
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