Re: [ga] Who speaks for the ALAC?
At 12:10 a.m. 31/05/2003, Esther Dyson wrote:
>At 06:50 AM 5/30/2003, Vittorio Bertola wrote:
>>On Thu, 29 May 2003 10:42:33 +0100, you wrote:
>> >At present ALAC is not defending Users. It is acquiescing.
>>I don't think that the ALAC is "acquiescing" to anything - especially
>>if you have a look at some of the things we said in the last weeks. We
>>try to do our best to keep up with all policy proceedings and at the
>>same time go on building the regional representation mechanism (and
>>still have a job, a life and so on); and we want to be constructive,
>>so we usually try to focus our comments on current issues and specific
>>points. But we are not afraid to speak when we think it's necessary.
Vittorio and Ester,
It is true that the ALAC have made the right noises lately.
Wendy Selzer said good things things about new gTLD introductions. Maybe
there is hope.
But the fundamental problem remains . Making the right noises for a while
is the easy part and will not make you "the real voice of the users" .
Not without an open representational structure that can nominate, elect and
dismiss your spokespersons.
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