Re: [ga] Re: Discussion Draft -- ICANN Reorganization
Vint, I would suggest a much different model for the governments. Giving
(some) governments a direct role in choosing (some) of the directors will
blur issues such as the legal authority of the entity and its accountability
to the public, and raises a number of concerns over the future of freedom on
the Interent, in a world where repressive governments have a claim for
representation. What are you going to tell China? You can't serve? If
the issue is funding for ICANN, then it may be more appropriate to think
about a multinational contract model. Right now there is a contract with
one government, the USA. Perhaps if other governments want to fund ICANN,
and want to participate more directly, they could negotiate a joint
contract. With a contract model there can at least be some clarity with
respect to the limits of ICANN's authority and mission. Jamie
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To: "Jonathan Weinberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Sunday, March 17, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [ga] Re: Discussion Draft -- ICANN Reorganization
> It reflects the evolution of thinking since jan 24 - the nominations
> was one area that stuart left kind of loose, not knowing what he might
> from the GAC. I think an IETF-like nominations process might work, with a
> gov't slate selected by nom committee and approved (or not) by the gov't
> At 03:58 PM 3/17/2002 -0500, Jonathan Weinberg wrote:
> >On Sun, 17 Mar 2002, vint cerf wrote:
> >> the proposal that stuart made would not put government employees
> >> on the board but would offer governments an opportunity to choose
> >> among a slate of candidates developed by a nominating committee.
> >Vint --
> > This is confusing. Stuart's document indicates that under his
> >proposal *other* trustees (sec. I.A.1.b) would be generated by a
> >Board-selected nominating committee, but it says nothing about a
> >nominating committee for the government-selected trustees. On the
> >contrary, Stuart's document says simply that these trustees should be
> >"nominated by governments (process to be determined)." It amplifies that
> >this selection process "should be left to the governments, although it
> >could be imagined that these selections could be made either by regional
> >governmental organizations or, alternatively, by the ICANN Governmental
> >Advisory Committee."
> > Does your statement reflect a newer version of the proposal?
> >Jonathan Weinberg
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