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Re: [ga] Message from the Chair - List Rules
Anotherone bytes the dust. Another nail in the GA coffin. Good work
Harald and Robertino.
On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Dan Steinberg wrote:
> I guess thats my cue to echo Karl's sentiments and leave as well (just
> as soon as I can find where I filed the unsubscribe instruction and
> after I go for an afternoon ski since I dont think receiving a few
> more messages will kill me)
> with regrets,
> Karl Auerbach wrote:
> > > The purpose of this note is to provide more details and finalize the
> > > application of the rules for the monitoring of this mailing list (see
> > > http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc03/msg00447.html), adopted last
> > > week (see http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/ga/Arc03/msg00743.html).
> > Since you chose to impose censorship, I chose to leave this group.
> > I refuse to participate in a body who feels that its first task was to
> > establish a means to gag those who make some feel uncomfortable.
> > I refuse to participate in a body that uses the nuclear weapon of
> > prior-censorship instead of helping those who wish to be self-selective
> > do so privately.
> > Not that I'm leaving a body that has any power - the General Assembly is
> > powerless and ignorred by the Names Council of the DNSO. And the Names
> > Council is ignorred by the ICANN board. And the ICANN board is routinely
> > bypassed by ICANN's executive officers.
> > As an aside, those so-called "rules" were not adopted by anything that can
> > even claim to have a remote resemblance to a fair and open process -
> > starting with the vague announcement to the jello-like metrics of
> > "consensus".
> > Perhaps the GA is best characterized by the phrase in its URL: "Club
> > Public".
> > The GA is a club with which I no longer chose to be associated.
> > In passing I suggest that the General Assembly change its name. It is
> > neither "General" nor an "Assembly".
> > --karl--
> Dan Steinberg
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