From: Jeff Williams
Subject: Re: [ALSC-Forum] Benefits and goals of At-Large involvement
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 23:47:14 -0700
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Bruce and all,
Bruce Young wrote:
> >> Yes. I read about this. However, from my humble position I am unsure
> >> to remedy this without opening the the system to the "ballot box
> >> that would result if members cannot be verified.
> >There are a number of ways to accomplish this. One would for the ICANN
> >BoD to adhere to the Privacy Act when collecting or gathering verification
> >information. Thus far however the ICANN BoD has refused to do this.
> Why, I wonder? Maybe an unwillingness to do that much work?
Maybe. Thought I don't think so. Lack of proper staff may be part of this
problem. But I can only say to that, no excuse. Get the staff! But more than
likely it is a fear of having a huge number of folks wanting to join and the
BoD loosing absolute control.
> >Stakeholders need to DEMAND representation in a fair, open and unfettered
> That will only happen if public opinion makes it so.
Agreed. And this will require a strong grass roots effort.
> Considering how
> abysmally the last @Large registration was publicized, we have a lot of work
> to do to make that happen. I personnaly plan to try and get the local press
And the ICANN BoD needs to get this job done as well.
> >Also a larger presence on the BoD in terms of numbers of BoD members
> >or percentage of BoD members. At least 1/2 of the current BoD should be
> >@large representatives. This was the original plan until the than BoD
> >decided arbitrarily to reduce the @large representatives form 9 to 5.
> Yes. That was "dirty pool." I can understand a general unwillingness to
> give up control, particularly amongst some of the previous board members.
> But that is ICANN's mandate: transferring control of the Internet from
> government to public control!
Indeed. Hence it is obvious with the remaining "Board Squatters" that
they need to resign or DOC/NTIA needs to mandate that they do.
> >We agree here, as do our members. However the ICANN BoD has
> >actively and deliberately refused to allow many potential members form
> >This was well publicized during the last @large election, but went ignored
> >by the ICANN BoD and staff.
> That is something this forum will hopefully help to rectify!
As I said in my last post on this thread. Hope is not enough...
> Bruce Young
> Portland, Oregon
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