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Re: [ga] Re: Discussion Draft -- ICANN Reorganization

At 20:26 17/03/02, vint cerf wrote:
>the proposal that stuart made would not put government employees
>on the board but would offer governments an opportunity to choose
>among a slate of candidates developed by a nominating committee.
>The idea is to find the best candidates filling a variety of
>criteria - geographic dispersion, board experience, Internet
>awareness, fund raising ability, appreciation for the wide
>range of interests and opinions among the Internet's constituents,

tst, tst... Let just think about what it relly represent.

Some 20 candidates or so have been selected by BoD retired Members 
entrusted some seats at Lynn's selection committee, where may be Karl will 
have been added for the Media and Katho as he is appreciated from everyone.

These candidates are supposed to represent every area of the globe in 
proportion of 300.000.000 people each, to be a former member of the BoD of 
something large such as IBM, ATT, MS, SAIC, BT, Bank of America, the Fed or 
may be the Red Cross or the Vatican, to be a former IETF Member and to know 
how to write an open root DNS file, to have a lot of friends fool enough to 
donate big money for no return in order to manage a system where others 
make millions, to have published a book or two on the complexity of the 
Internet social impact on the current world.

Why not? We could find a former Primer Minister from Sweden. We could find 
a Cardinal php developer or an SAIC Admiral out of the Interconnected 
Flying Saucer business. Let suppose that every of them have been cleared by 
the CIA. Let accept that none has been refused by any government because of 
his nationality, his past positions, his education, etc...

Now how the French, Icelandic, Portuguese, Greek, Estonian, Russian, San 
Marinese, Sloven, English, ... Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, East-Timorian, 
Tuvaluan, Australia, Afghani, Indian,  ... etc.. etc.. Ambassadors will:

1) know they are good or not
2) practically agree - will that be one country one vote or 1.000.000 
Internet users a vote, or $ 100.000 a vote?

Will the candidates tour the world meeting each Govs. Will there be a ICANN 
Candidate Show? Will that be on TV with an e-vote?

Don't you think that selecting every three years 6 @large directors will be 
as much complex and costly as choosing every 12 years an UN General Secretary?

>Looking at various funding possibilities including endowments as adjunct 
>or alternative.

Why not just a cost based upon the rendered services - if any - with a 
cross subsidization among the TLDs charging their users and the ones not 
charging them? When will we see the ICANN rates?


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