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    Re: So, Why not the ITU?
    by RFassett on Wednesday August 14 2002, @04:36AM (#8476)
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    "Other than that, it's a fine idea."

    The points you raise are meaningful to my question of "what am I missing?" and I am glad to see Richard Hill has responded as I am not an expert on the ITU processes nor pretend to be.

    Mostly, I am citing the fact that the ITU has made an "offer". My point is about addressing boundary and scope to ICANN policy making decisions as part of this reform process. And whether the ITU - an entity that has achieved high credibility in this regard in the global arena - can assist as it has offered to do. This is not the same as saying that ICANN should adopt ITU processes or delegate policy decisions directly to the ITU entity.

    Should the ITU offer to "work more closely" be completely dismissed (for many of the reasons you state) at a point in time where boundary and scope MUST be made part of the ICANN policy making processes (towards the goal of this private entity achieving some sort of legitimacy and credibility)?

    Is the community better off with "ambiguity by design" as stated by Ira Magaziner at the CATO conference or with the "back room negotiations is the reality" as inferred by Mike Roberts at this same conference?

    If the ITU offer is going to be completely dismissed, then what other mechanisms have been made available as part of the reform process towards the goal of incorporating boundary and scope to ICANN policy decision processes? Even if not deemd the most optimal option in the end, should not ICANN be exploring all viable opportunities towards achieving boundary and scope in policy processes as part of this reform? Is ICANN's lack of recognizing the ITU's offer to assist show its continued neglect towards achieving boundary and scope once reformed even though stated as a goal in the Blueprint?

    I understand your points regarding the ITU and these may indeed be largely correct. But right now and assuming the current regime is going to remain in place - I would favor exploring ANY viable option
    towards achieving boundary and scope to ICANN decision making....and, given its track record, ICANN is no position to be dismissing all viable offers of assistance in this regard (in my opinion). At least we should know on what basis it has chosen to do so.

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