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Re: [discuss] Individual representation
Kent and all,
Kent Crispin wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 26, 1999 at 10:31:11PM -0800, Ellen Rony wrote:
> > Randy Bush wrote:
> > >>> if the academic institution is non-commercial, why would they not wish to
> > >>> join the non-commercial constituency?
> > If the trademark community is commercial, why would they not wish to join
> > the business constituency? This in no way implies that owners of trade and
> > service marks would be disenfranchised.
> If the registrars and registries are businesses, why don't they
> join the business etc etc
Because they are a rather unique type of business. Some that
come along later may not even be businesses in the traditional
sense, as they could be community efforts and non-incorporated.
> The constituencies/GA/AL/SOs are designed to address what were viewed
> as coherent interests that should be represented. This is not a
> mathematical structure, it is a human structure, and "should be
> represented" was defined mainly through the influence of the loudest
> voices. You as another loud voice want to add yet more. It won't
> make things any better.
I don't think that your definition of "Better" is widely excepted. "Better"
is a state of mind or an opinion for the most part, which is at the center
of any justification or definition of what a "Constituency" is...
> The framers of the US constitution were a bunch of self-interested
> wise old men went off in private for months and worked to develop a
> fairly coherent and simple structure.
First of all not all of them were old. Second, they had quite a few
meetings in different groups in different locations, including taverns. >;)
> It was *not* developed
> through a "transparent, fair, and open process".
Not true. Anyone that had a strong enough interest participated and
were encouraged to participate.
> The ICANN formation process, on the other hand was constrained to be
> a product of the loudest voices. Not surprising that it isn't quite
> as elegant.
Elegance of a product is not restrained by the type of participation or
the vocality of that participation as the Declaration of Independence
and the US Constitution are stark reminders of.
> Kent Crispin "Do good, and you'll be
> firstname.lastname@example.org lonesome." -- Mark Twain
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