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[ga] RE: Purpose of the GA - ...
I might suggest an alternative understanding, the purpose of the GA list is
to discuss organization and formation og the DNSO. It is the political
center of the DNSO. It is NOT just about domain name issues here. It is very
much about the formation of the DNSO itself. The GA list is the designated
political meeting place, of the DNSO membership, as I recall. We have
detailed WGs discussing targeted DNS issues elsewhere.
Under your understanding, you could never have been elected in the GA list.
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Roberto
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Subject: Purpose of the GA - Was: [ga] Time to put Baptista online Joe
Baptista's CENSORSHIPProtest post response...
>Roberto Gaetano wrote:
>> I agree that we should have a moderated list.
>> The problem is the definition of a fair set of rules.
>What activities do we need to protect against and what rules are
>addressing those specific problems?
IMHO, what we should find is a delicate balance between the right of
everybody to post and the right of everybody to have a mailing list that
is focused on the purpose.
To the best of my knowledge, the purpose of the GA list is to discuss
about DN-related issues. This covers subjects like new gTLDs, as pointed
out by Michael.
Many people have been turned out from the list because of the high noise
-to-signal ratio. In practice, this list is currently not discussing any
DN-related issue, but taken as hostage by few people who flood it with
postings that are, in the best cases, unrelated to the subject of the
list, in the worst case offensive.
Therefore, this list has become useless, as other lists who were victim
of these attacks in the past.
This means simply that the discussion on the DNS (and specifically the
gTLDs) is made somewhere else, and a lot of individuals and expression
of small groups that have little time and little connectivity are
prevented from participating.
So, for the first part of your question the answer I have is to be
protected against all activities that are shifting the focus of the
discussion to other issues, for which a more appropriate and
specifically targeted list could be built.
As for the second part of your question, I do not have an answer.
Anybody else does?