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    Re: Hot Doings in the ALSC Forum
    by Anonymous on Thursday September 27 2001, @03:36PM (#2600)

    Don't forget the THREE key comments that Esther Dyson made when launching ICANN.

    1. "This is going to take a long time" - She was clued in by the U.S. Government, IBM and others about the pre-determined structure worked out by the U.S. Department of Justice in effectively divesting NSI of the Registrar function, while allowing them to keep the Registry, which has resulted in them keeping both, no surprise there.
    Joe Sims is from the U.S. Department of Justice,
    no surprise there.

    2. "Is this an important job" - Clearly Esther was planted on the ICANN Board and in a letter to IBM, Esther asked for clarity whether she would increase her exposure with the job. The fact that she was roasted at the stake and exposed to more heat than she may have expected was apparently not considered. She just wanted the visibility. Joe Sims opted for the money.

    3. "I Like to Travel" - The real agenda of anyone
    spending more than a weekend on ICANN is travel.
    Who can turn down $250,000 per year jobs and grants and exotic travel 4 or 5 times a year with an almost unlimited expense account ? Not only does Joe Sims get paid to travel, he gets paid for being
    present, unlike many of the volunteers.


    Does anyone think these people will turn down
    ICANN roles which they view as "important" and
    "requiring a long time" and the need to "travel"
    to resolve. It is interesting that they determined
    in advance it will take a long time, they used the
    delays to advertise (and pay) themselves, and
    they travel.
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    Re: Hot Doings in the ALSC Forum
    by joppenheimer on Friday September 28 2001, @02:02PM (#2628)
    User #5 Info | http://JudithOppenheimer.com
    In case anyone was unclear on the prospect for further @Large elections:


    3. Finally, just a point of clarification. The existing bylaws of ICANN make no provision for further At Large elections; this was the result of the Cairo Compromise, in which the Board agreed to direct elections of five directors for two years, during which time the ALSC would conduct a "clean sheet" study. Thus, any new elections require the amendment of the bylaws to insert in Article II the criteria and procedures for any such elections. So the fact is that "clean sheet" means just that -- the ICANN bylaws are a blank sheet on this subject, and any further At Large elections will require a 2/3 vote of the ICANN Board to write on that "clean sheet."
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