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    Re: Fausett
    by RFassett on Monday June 24 2002, @07:58AM (#7417)
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    "This is a long way from suggesting the BoD reject some bids solely because they explicitly state they intend to make donations."

    Agreed. But, given the Board did make the comments that it did, then some applicants may have been influenced to "cut-out" Good Works as part of their application (I can see how an applicant might reason to do so). When these applicants now see that others are going down this path with their applications, the ones that did not must feel obligated to bring it to light so as not to evolve into a competitive disadvantage. So, Bret Fausett says "DOA". Otherwise, should an entity that proposed Good Works become the eventual winner, is there any way of removing the idea that the Good Works entered into the decision? Would applicants that "cut-out" Good Works (based upon sound reasoning of what was said by the Board)want to go back and change their application? This what I mean by ICANN making the same mistakes again by allowing subjectivity into the equation unless they do Bret's "DOA" or pick an application that did not include Good Works (making the point moot). I can see ICANN stating that it will not consider "Good Works" in making its determination but they said (or perhaps inferred) that measures of Good Works might lead to placing the stability of the .org registry at risk vs. otherwise. In looking at the statements made by the Board in this light (the stability card) I can see why an applicant would completely exclude these kind of measures and, if others did, make sure everyone else understood the point.
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