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    “internet community” as such doesnt exist"
    by Anonymous on Wednesday April 19 2006, @03:52PM (#16700)
    Even reasoned views may not take, if the tone is either mildly sarcastic or stridently critical :)

    Yes ICANN should definitely hear from the Internet community at large. But if the Internet community at large starts developing consensus on anything at all?

    Why, the people with that consensus are quite likely to form another association or organization, yet another on the long list of organizations that participate in the Icann process.

    The “internet community” as such doesnt exist any longer I’m afraid - its too large and amorphous to have any recognizable characteristics of a community any longer, there’s way too much diversity (and that is, of course a good thing in a whole lot of ways, but bad if what this means is that you want to get broad based consensus for anything at all)

    On the other hand what you do have is lots of articulate individuals with personal opinions - which are quite likely as good as, or possibly better than, any other opinions being aired in ICANN.

    But well, knocking the ICANN process all the time (when people are not taking time off to knock the WSIS process) tends to drown any reasoned facts or opinions in the discussion.

    I’ve seen some part of WSIS (at least the thematic meetings on spam and security, before Tunis), and I’ve seen something I’ve observed in the ICANN process, on a larger scale ..

    WSIS has its clued and dedicated people just as it has its share of apparatchiks who have a solely political agenda. And of course ICANN is immune to “used car salesman” variety people and vested interests, right?

    Participating in the process to improve it always works far better than sitting on the sidelines (or in the hallways) with carping criticism and mordant blog posts. And very very few critics of either ICANN or WSIS do more than just criticize it. Which is sad.
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