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    Re: Motion to Strike Fancis Gurry (WIPO)…..
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday November 17 2001, @09:46PM (#3716)
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    This is one of the only other near even votes I can think of in the ICANN BoD's history, another being the split at Montevideo over the GAC's push to have .info geographic/geopolitical names reserved or challenged. I think it is possible the Board has finally got its back up over the attempts at control by narrow interests. Just when I was ready to give up on ICANN as being hopelessly co-opted, a significant number of them show some sense and some backbone. While I agree it was largely symbolic, it is perhaps not too much to hope it is a symbol of a less monolithic ICANN Board.

    I also noticed that BoD member Jonathan Cohen was the only dissenting vote against the subsequent motion following on from the above amendment. In fact IP lawyer Cohen seemed to me to be more marginalized than Andy or Karl at this meeting, which is going some. Indeed, he seemed in a fit of pique throughout. Could it be the techies have had their fill of the IP tail wagging the dog and have said something out of the glare of the public? We can only hope. -g

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