[council] So long, Names Council....
Fellow Council members,
Wishing newly elected 2002 NCDNHC NC members
go through challenging "reformation" or "re-start" of
global Internet Governance coordination process under
leadership of one-year-experienced NC Chair, Philip,
I want to share what NC has meant for me.
I have served NC since August, 1999 when NCDNHC
was recognized by ICANN Board with responsibility to
bring under-represented voices, which has still remained
a big challenge for ICANN process despite Stuart's claim
that ICANN is already internationalized enough to focus on
efficient decision-making process from now on, which I
interpreted as top-down hoping I am wrong......
This reformation proposal(ICANN Review) can be construed
as a follow-up of the report provided by WG-(DNSO)Review
which I chaired from Dec. 20th or so, 2000 to Jan. 20th or so,
2001, extremely "effiecient" WG compared with other one-year
or even longer than one-year WGs in its past experience.
Even though I may understand how this proposal could be
prepared by a manager of an organization, I want to remind
Stuart and others who sympathize with his "solution" that
there was a very "efficient" WG which could provide its report
within the very challenging given deadline under the current
It was challenging to attend monthly NC teleconference
from different cities when I especially travelled such as 10 pm
from Taipei when it went through earthquakes in 1999, 10 pm
from Beijing, 7 am? Salt Lake City, 11:00 pm from Tokyo, 9:00
pm from Bangkok and others and usually 11:00 pm from Seoul
and 10 pm from Singapore. I have to confess that I once fell into
sleep during the teleconference.
I also want to echo Milton that regardless of ICANN's
reformation or New structure under new name, Internet will grow
and Internet users(cyber-citizens) will wake up with realization
that they do have rights to participate in policy-making process
as they do in off-line world.
They may decide to defer such rights to their representatives
like off-line however, such delegation should be delivered
History teaches us.
Louis XIV -- Louis XVI -- French Revolution....
Looking forward to NC's wise leadership in the future, I do
Hope we don't need another Joan de Arc....
I want to remind that it has been a pleasure to serve as Names
Council with respectful people.