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Re: [ga] Matters to discuss

On Tue, Feb 22, 2000 at 02:43:19PM -0500, Michael Froomkin - U.Miami School of Law wrote:
> These are excellent points.  I might add that so far as I am aware few of
> the ICANN bodies have made sustained attempts to secure volunteer aid in
> kind instead of in cash.

NCDNHC has no money, so everything it does is through volunteer effort.

> For example, I imagine that both ICANN and the DNSO could find volunteers
> to take over design, maintenance, and perhaps even hosting of their web
> pages.

I think that is largely true for DNSO, but I don't think so for ICANN.  
ICANN has a much higher level of fiduciary responsibility than the DNSO 
-- for example, it provides the authoritative list of UDRP proceedings.  
Volunteer efforts are wonderful, but there is no doubt that they are 
not as accountable as paid labor.

>  But AFIK they have never asked - there's nothing visible on the
> web page as far as I can see, for example.  There are of course issues of
> ownership and control, but these surely could be worked out.

I think a central core of services will have to be controlled by ICANN 
fairly closely.  But there is a great deal of very important stuff that 
could be safely be distributed to volunteers, or other organizations.  
That is sort of the supporting organization model, actually.

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