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    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Saturday January 31 2004, @04:39PM (#12913)
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    It took them a coupla years to post the mdr2k minutes (in contravention of their bylaws) and they still have [icann.org] about half of the 2003 minutes unposted (in contravention of their bylaws), so what else is new. -g
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    Re: Small Things Sometimes Speak Volumes
    by Anonymous on Sunday February 01 2004, @01:40AM (#12916)
    "Note to ccTLDs: meditate on this before signing any agreement with ICANN!)"

    A couple of years ago a memorable situation was recorded forever in the ccTLD memory: three ccTLD lawyers, British, French and German, advised in one voice: never sign an agreement with ICANN.

    ICANN's future?

    Consider 25-27 March 2004, UN Headquarters, New York, cf. http://www.unicttaskforce.org/
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    Serial monologues, not discussion
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday February 02 2004, @11:41AM (#12917)
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    Had the telephone meetings that occurred during my term been recorded they would have revealed that, as is the case in ICANN's public meetings, ICANN's telephone meetings were not really discussions at all but rather a sequence of light weight monologues.

    This is the result not of ill intent but rather of an ICANN that honors smiling "consensus" above debate and quick closure above depth of understanding.

    This adherence to discussion-lite is one of the factors that has given us the ICANN of today - an ICANN in which directors do not ask questions, much less act as independent and informed decisionmakers.

    Perhaps the new directors act differently than those of the past. I have not seen evidence of it.

    Directors are obligated to exercise independent and informed judgement. ICANN's board has always been afraid to demonstrate that this is occuring, or as I observed, no occurring.
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