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    Re: What if they gave an ICANN Meeting and No One
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 31 2002, @04:26AM (#9890)
    Other than taking a gleeful poke at ICANN, what is your point?

    Is it that ICANN should not hold meetings in far-away places because many people without expense accounts will not be able to go? Is it that ICANN should not try to reach out to China if the people there don't seem interested in attending their meetings?

    Assuming there is a point here, why try to make it with an obviously misleading photo (or, to give you the benefit of the doubt, why not cry "mea culpa" when the ruse is brought to your attention)?

    If there is a point, make it. Sniping for the sake of sniping demeans your message.
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    Re: What if they gave an ICANN Meeting and No One
    by PeterBarron (pebarron@hotmail.com) on Thursday October 31 2002, @04:28AM (#9891)
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    As you are anonymous, one must question whether you're actually there in China, or just making this up. Do you have any photos to prove your point? Many who are there have been saying that the body count is terribly low. Can you prove otherwise? Care to say who you are, or do you expect us to just take your word for it?

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    Re: What if they gave an ICANN Meeting and No One
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Thursday October 31 2002, @05:35AM (#9893)
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    My points are:
    1. ICANN's claims of consensus support for its acts are hollow -- they've driven most people away;
    2. Single meeting locations are a bad idea, and ICANN should use technology to have meetings happening in simultaneous distributed locations;
    3. ICANN's strategy of picking locations based on what governments or others will pay to hold the meeting is an actively bad strategy with very harmful effects;
    4. The Chinese appear to not be turning up for this meeting (which surprises me) -- whether due to lack of interest or poor outreach I have no idea (although I heard that the government didn't send a representative to the GAC meeting!);
    5. ICANN appears to be actively avoiding meeting in the US because it fears the US reaction (both civil society and legislative) to what it's doing.
    Which of these do you disagree with?
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