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    Re: Will He or Won't He?
    by KarlAuerbach on Saturday December 21 2002, @04:32PM (#10642)
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    Well, I've decided.

    Most of the items I mentioned in my prior comments on ICANNWatch balance out - each pressure towards "yes" is roughly balanced by a pressure towards "no". That is, except for three things.

    The first is the principle that a body such as ICANN obtains its long term legitimately and success by the degree to which it transforms itself from the realm of personalities and arbitrariness to the realm of rules/laws and predictability.

    I was elected for a given term. By opting to extend my stay, I feel that I'd be elevating the principle of personality and ad hoc decision making over the principle of having stable, predictable rules applied to all and applied without bias.

    The second is the fact that ICANN unlawfully curtailed my rights as a Director. When I ran for the board seat I pointed out that an important part of my job would be to use my Director’s rights to inquire into the all too common dark corners of ICANN. For 18 months ICANN blocked access to materials that I have an absolute right to see. I brought a successful legal action that resulted in a court order obligating ICANN to open its records. Over the last few months I have tried to catch up. Doing so is an enormous task and I have much work yet to do. It is my feeling that opting to continue my term, at least for a short period while I pursue my review of ICANN's records, would provide a partial cure to the damage that ICANN unlawfully inflicted on my term.

    The third is that the private and public communications sent to me have been universally in support of me going onto the transition board.

    So here is the decision: I will opt to continue onto the transition board.
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    Re: Will He or Won't He?
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Tuesday December 24 2002, @04:43PM (#10698)
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    Damned if you do and damned if you don't, so I say stay the course. -g
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