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Re: Re: [ga] Message from the Chair

On Tue, 25 Jan 2000, Roberto Gaetano wrote:

> The rules I support state that the GA-list is not a decision-making 
> body.
> Whether the GA should or not be a decision-making body is currently 
> under debate. I have the impression that under the current Bylaws very 
> little decisional power is given to the GA: this is not my position, and
>  if there is a consensus in the GA that we should be a decision-making 
> body, the issue has to be brought forward and the scope of the decision 
> of each DNSO body (NC, Constituencies, WGs, GA, ...) 

This is the fundamental problem: those that already have an established
power-base via their "constituency", have no interest in seeing
that base eroded by allowing individuals meaningful decision-making
authority are deciding if individuals should be allowed such authority.

It's absurd in the extreme.

                               Patrick Greenwell                          
                       Earth is a single point of failure.