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Re: [ga] gTLD Constituency

At 10:07 PM 4/9/2001, Christopher Ambler wrote:
>Dave Said...
> > Well, let's see.  Your underlying philosophy appears to be that each and
> > every constituency needs to have balancing forces.
>Nope. That's not it at all. Simply that this constituency needs to be 
>of all gTLD registries, both applicant, accepted, and operational (or any
>combination of the three).

Glad to clarify that.

Let's be clear, however, that merely making an application does not mean 
that the applicant has any experience as a registry.  Some do, some 
don't.  So calling an applicant a registry, just because they have made an 
application is really identical to calling someone a citizen just because 
they applied for citizenship.

Ultimately, however, your model means that anyone with a lot of money can 
buy membership in this constituency.

> > Do you believe that anyone who has applied for US citizenship should be
> > entitled to vote in US elections?
>Again, you're diverting the issue. This analogy has nothing to do with the
>case at hand.

It is structurally identical to your recommendation, but applied to another 
context so that the implication is highlighted.

If I tried to claim that applying for a driving license means that you 
should be allowed to drive, THAT would be invalid, because the permitted 
activity is not "structurally" the same as in your model.

While I'm sorry it makes you uncomfortable, it is a a very run-of-the-mill 
method of trying to show weaknesses in logic.


ps.  For all your preference in ad hominems, Chris, I notice the you 
ignored my observation that my position on where to draw the membership 
line is not consistent with what you would expect to be my client's 
preference.  Oops.

Dave Crocker   <mailto:dcrocker@brandenburg.com>
Brandenburg InternetWorking   <http://www.brandenburg.com>
tel: +1.408.246.8253;   fax: +1.408.273.6464

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