Re: [ga] Re: Board descisions
Sunday, March 18, 2001, 7:52:09 AM, Dave Crocker wrote:
> At 03:12 AM 3/18/2001, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
>>I do agree with you on the first part, but going further with the
>>reasonment, I would assume that one person with the experience of Vint
>>would have found a polite way to make the remark, would he have been
>>willing to make clear (to Verisign and to the Internet community) that the
>>future of .org is only determined by ICANN, and is not part of the negotiation.
>>Having not seen that, I may suspect that this *is* indeed part of the deal.
> It isn't.
> I had a discussion with Vint about this, in Melbourne.
> When people go to school to learn to write and express themselves, the
> focus in on learning to say what you mean. In a politicized environment
> like ICANN, the style of public speech needs something entirely
> different: Statements need to worry about protecting against what the
> speaker does NOT mean.
> Think about how bizarre it is that you are willing to believe that
> something is true simply because Vint's wording was not specific enough to
> exclude it.
Because of the history of the way things are done inside ICANN, this
is normally the case.
This concern was, and still is today, a valid one.
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