[ga] Boston Working Group
I think this is an excellent time to consider reviving the Boston Working
Group to shape an approach to restructuring ICANN. Any chance of that, Karl?
At 02:36 PM 3/21/2002, Karl Auerbach wrote:
>There are several reasons why the IANA contract should be transferred to a
>distinct and separate entity with no overlapping management or employees.
> - Having IANA and ICANN as separate bodies would make it clear who is
> deciding any particular question and who is taking any particular
> Today, with the overlapping personnel, it is virtually impossible
> to distinguish the decisions and acts of IANA from those of ICANN.
> And, due to the apparently non-existant cost accounting practices of
> ICANN management, there is no way to apportion the actual costs to
> each body.
> - ICANN is in no financial position to be subdising the United States
> government. Yet that is what ICANN is doing when it undertakes
> the IANA contract under a zero-dollar purchase order from the US
> - The IANA function is essentially a clerical job with vanishingly
> few discretionary functions. There is no need to throw IANA into
> the political malstrom that is ICANN.
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