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Re: [ga] [fwd] Steering Group for icannatlarge.com. (from: roessler@does-not-exist.org)

On 28 Feb 2002, at 11:50, William S. Lovell wrote:

> So where did this Steering Group come from? Especially since
> three of its "members" have evidently not even registered for
> membership in ICANN-AT-LARGE!  (Aizu, Hofmann,
> and Wong). 

I am sorry, I was among the first who registered yesterday. It just takes a bit longer to 
discover my name since Joop finds it more transparent to list those without domain names 
in a separate directory. Moreover, I don't consider myself to be part of a select elite. 
If anybody else feels like replacing me, I am more than willing to give up this position. 


Talk about a setup! There are grave political
> mistakes being made here already, which should have been
> thought through.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to recall that nothing
> can be done by ICANN-AT-LARGE until it reaches a
> threshold membership -- 100, as I recall -- so it seems
> premature and quite unauthorized to be talking about
> some "Steering Group" about which no one out here in
> the boonies has had the slightest say.
> The organization run by a select elite, allowing no input
> from individual members, and working behind the scenes,
> is precisely what ICANN is all about, which I understood
> THIS group was to get away from. Well, this is a miserable
> start, methinks, and augers not well at all for the future of
> This is the equivalent of the "pre-incorporation" stage, and
> the rules are made up as one goes along, while ensuring
> that the desired tone for the ultimate organization is set as
> the people involved intend.  Rather than the present "rule
> by fiat" that evidently created this "Steering Group," there
> might well be a posting in which those actual members
> of ICANN-AT-LARGE who would be willing to serve
> on a Steering Group post their names, and then when some
> arbitrary minimum number is there, and the membership is
> large enough to do so, a poll of all the members selects
> some fixed number of Steering Group members, perhaps
> 5 or 7 or so. The Steering Group becomes those 5, 7
> )or whatever number that might be) who garner the most
> votes -- each ICANN-AT_LARGE member votes for
> that same number of candidates.
> I must say that I also don't like the smell of the "Statements"
> policy: those posts "of sufficient interest" get posted over on
> the Statements page, with the selection of those posts that
> so qualify again being in the hands of one person -- nothing
> against any of these people, who in fact said good things, but
> just look at the Statements page and see who qualified.
> Joop Teernstra or anyone else who purports to act
> unilaterally in some assumed leadership position with
> single-handed, agenda-based policy execution will
> undoubtedly kill ICANN-AT-LARGE as it is aborning.
> Bill Lovell
> Thomas Roessler wrote:
> > ----- Forwarded message from Thomas Roessler <roessler@does-not-exist.org> -----
> >
> > From: Thomas Roessler <roessler@does-not-exist.org>
> > To: forum@atlargestudy.org
> > Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 11:38:19 +0100
> > Subject: Steering Group for icannatlarge.com.
> > Mail-Followup-To: forum@atlargestudy.org
> > User-Agent: Mutt/1.5.0i
> >
> > For your information: A closed mailing list with public web archive
> > has been set up for the "editorial panel" for icannatlarge.com
> > mentioned earlier by Joop on various mailing lists.
> >
> > The archives are updated every two hours, and are available at
> > <http://www.fitug.de/icann-alsg/>.
> >
> > Kind regards,
> > --
> > Thomas Roessler                        http://log.does-not-exist.org/
> >
> > ----- End forwarded message -----
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