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    by Kieren McCarthy on Thursday July 05 2007, @02:16AM (#16957)
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    I'm afraid this amounts to a gross misrepresentation of what the documents are and what they say, viewed almost entirely through the lens of Ed's ongoing and lengthy dispute with ICANN.

    First of all, they are draft documents, there was a public session held on them, there is a public comment period open on them now and they will be revised accordingly.

    Documents have to come from somewhere.

    Ed's focus is entirely on the information disclosure policy because that is the area where he has a personal dispute, but that misses some very significant documents including consultation principles, translation principles and a code of conduct.

    These help fill gaps that the Internet community has been complaining about for at least five years.

    The addition of webpages that outline clearly the different review processes is also clearly a step forward.

    And if people review the transcript of the public meeting they'll find a very interesting discussion between Milton Mueller, Vint Cerf, Jon Nevitt, Peter Dengate-Thrush, Bernie Turcotte, Susan Crawford and others that discuss changes that may need to be made to ICANN's structure with regard to wider accountability -- and to the disclosure policy.

    I would strongly advise anyone interested in how ICANN develops read all the documents and digest them before throwing out knee-jerk negative responses.

    Kieren McCarthy
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