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Re: [ga] Re: Proposal for list rules/actions

On Wed, 26 Jan 2000, IDNO Bootstrap wrote:

> However, the fact remains that there is only one thing for certain on this
> list - that it has a chairman. There are no rules, and there is no
> consensus that there are. 
> So... What's to keep the Chairman from arbitrarily making them?

Currently, just the personality of the Chairman in question, which
thankfully reflects a fairly reasonable individual. With that said, 
there seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding within ICANN that
building lasting, *representative* structures involves the creation of a
framework with an adequate system of checks and balances extending beyond
individual personalities. I imagine that much of this may be attributed to
ignorance and/or a lack of experience of the majority of the current Board
and Council members in creating and maintaining member-based, non-profit
organizations. It is regrettable that they have chosen to continue to
ignore the voices of those who do have such experience. 

                               Patrick Greenwell                          
                       Earth is a single point of failure.