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RE: [registrars] Ballot - remember to vote
I think your concerns about GAC operations are entirely valid, but I do not
agree that GAC is telling ICANN how to run things. GAC is an advisory
committee only - ICANN makes its own choices (even though many of those
choices are contestable). Obviously, because of the close relationship that
ICANN has with DOC, the GAC gets listened to more than some, but they are
not the only ones with input to how the show is run.
California government will take no steps to change how the GAC is run, as it
is an advisory body to a non-profit organization which itself meets in the
open. Not to mention the fact that it is a bunch of representatives from
I don't like the GAC about as much as most people, but unfortunately, we are
going to have to learn to deal with them. Governments are here to stay.
The real issue you have brought up is a good one. Efforts to adhere to the
ICANN global diversity requirement seemed to be more based on ethinc
diversity than regional diversity. I don't know what the solution is, but
complaining about the GAC and its influence on ICANN surely isn't it. That
argument is going nowhere fast.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of Robert F. Connelly
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 4:55 AM
To: Erica Roberts
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Andrew McLaughlin;
Esther Dyson; Louis L. Touton; firstname.lastname@example.org; Paul Alpern;
Subject: RE: [registrars] Ballot - remember to vote
At 14:11 10-02-2000 +1100, Erica Roberts wrote:
>If we are to comply with ICANN global diversity reqirements and select
>people from different regions for the NC, we need a ballot only to decide
>which candidate will be selected from Europe.
"Global diversity" is a farce:-( What GAC wants is ethnic diversity,
without respect to regional diversity. A bunch of bureaucrats fattened at
the public larder, never having had the experience of meeting a payroll,
only lining up for their own take from the public treasury. They are the
ones telling ICANN how to be run.
Quite honestly, I'm about to blow the whistle on this issue to the watch
agency in the California Government which is responsible to see that not
for profit corporations meet in the open.
GAC, which meets in closed rooms, answering to no one, tells ICANN how to
run their public business:-( That is *wrong*. No way under California Law.
Thanks for helping unmask this travesty.