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[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?

Bill Semich
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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
>     action.
>     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
>     gov't.
>   - 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.
>                 --karl--

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