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    Re: Early Notes From (and About) Accra Meeting
    by Anonymous on Tuesday March 12 2002, @07:21AM (#5244)
    it is interesting to wonder whether Michael has a clue about what he is talking about here. Does he have some inside information on when resolutions are actually drafted? If so, perhaps he will share his source. Or is he just stating as fact something that he has no basis for asserting, simply because he knows that most people assume that "reputable" people like law school professors don't make up things like that. Of course, the historical criticism of resolution drafting at ICANN meetings is that they don't get done until the last minute; maybe this has been just a very impressive three year charade perpetrated by the staff. Methinks it more likely that Michael is just seizing the opportunity to take another cheap shot, and really doesn't have any knowledge about (and probably doesn't care) whether his facts are right or not. So Michael, what's the answer? Do you know what you are talking about, and if so, how?
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    Re: Early Notes From (and About) Accra Meeting
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday March 12 2002, @03:58PM (#5248)
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    Anon writes:
    Of course, the historical criticism of resolution drafting at ICANN meetings is that they don't get done until the last minute; maybe this has been just a very impressive three year charade perpetrated by the staff.
    Ya, what he said. You've just answered your own question. Or look to the right sidebar ===> for the most read story on ICANN meetings: Snookered Again, for a bit of history. Are you ICANN staff, who are, according to M. Stuart Lynn, overworked (though not underpaid)? I'm afraid you'll have to write much better criticism to get a bonus. -g
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    Re: Early Notes From (and About) Accra Meeting
    by KarlAuerbach on Tuesday March 12 2002, @04:43PM (#5249)
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    I am a Director on ICANN's Board of Directors. If anyone should have "inside" information, I should.

    As of this time I have seen no proposed resolutions for the Accra meeting.

    I was not allowed to submit two resolutions in Stockholm because I failed to meet some ad-hoc 48-hour posting requirement.

    We are well within that time limit before the Accra meeting and no proposed resolutions have been posted.

    However, I do expect the standard ambush technique in which ICANN's staff will be asking us at the very last minute to approve rather significant parts of the Lynn "plan", such as the evisceration of any meaningful at-large participation within ICANN or abandonment of the Independent Review Mechanism. Those resolutions may appear for the first time when they pop up on the screens at the Board meeting.
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