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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday March 14 2002, @08:27AM (#5286)
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    Also from politechbot, the Energy and Commerce Committee writes to Secretary Evans.
    Following recent reports of proposed structural changes to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA), along with Ranking Member John Dingell (D-MI), Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Ed Markey (D-MA) and Committee Member John Shimkus (R-IL), have urged the Department of Commerce to pay close attention to ICANN's reform efforts.
    During ICANN's March 13 Public Forum some BoD members took umbrage at what they saw as a veiled threat that the USG might not take kindly to Lynn's proposed reforms. While that was denied by Chuck Costello (of the ALSC and the Carter Center) and others, it seems the veil has now been lifted. -g
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 14 2002, @08:35AM (#5288)
    ICANN's Board did not "kill the concept of At-Large participation." They endorsed it. They also created a discussion record in favor of At-Large representation on the Board. Could they have gone further? Absolutely.

    But the real question is are you going to seize the opportunity the Board has given you and form the At-Large you say you've always wanted and stake your claim in a "restructured ICANN," or are you going to simply rail against ICANN? The Board Resolution gives you a real opportunity to prove you're not just interested in complaining about the lack of At-Large participation/representation and that you're actually willing to make it a reality. Complaining is certainly easier and makes for interesting articles and posts, but it certainly doesn't get you any closer to your professed goal.

    What do you choose to do?

    Denise Michel
    At-Large Study Committee
    Executive Director
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by Anonymous on Thursday March 14 2002, @01:30PM (#5302)
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    by joannalane on Thursday March 14 2002, @07:04PM (#5306)
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    I'm gobsmacked (stunned and speechless) to see the ALSC Press Release headline "GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY!" This is a common English euphamism for F*CK OFF! and a diplomatic blunder of such enormous proportions, I find it difficult to believe Stuart Lynn himself said it. With his British public school upbringing, this common phrase cannot possibly have escaped him, so if he is the source of the sound bite, one would have to conclude that he deliberately tried to demean and insult the public he purports to serve, putting them in their place using cheap street language, which of course sums up exactly what has been happening all week. Check it out while you can.
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    Re: But Tell Us What You Really Think
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Friday March 15 2002, @03:39AM (#5311)
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    Esther Dyson suggests hiring GA Chair (actually Alt Chair) Alexander Svensson, the job description sounds like enough work for six people. Does GA Chair Thomas Roessler's congratulations mean that Andrew has accepted? And will she who pays the piper call the tune?

    Meanwhile, a fuller Accra meeting preliminary report has been posted-g

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