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Re: [ga] Final draft of proposed mailing list rules

On Wed, Jan 19, 2000 at 02:58:42PM +0100, Roberto Gaetano wrote:
> Kent,
> You wrote:
> >
> >The GA has nothing whatsoever to do with the voting pool for at-large 
> >Board members.
> >
> True, but don't you think that it is very likely that most of the people
>  who are now participating in the GA will be eligible for ICANN 
> membership?

Also true, but I don't think very relevant.  Current plans call for
there being 5000 members, a figure that can only be reached by some
totally different process.  The entire current ga would be 5% of the total 
membership.  The active members on the list would be like 2%.

> I would go even further, and say that this debate (mailing list, rules, 
> membership, ...) will be looked at with interest by ICANN before 
> defining the criteria and rules for ICANN membership (the voting pool 
> for at-large Board members).

Some interest, perhaps.  But that at-large membership is not going to 
be just a 5000 member mailing list -- the situation in the GA doesn't 

Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain