Re: [ga] RE: Bylaws Change Requested -- The At-Large Requires Representation
- To: "Danny Younger" <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>, <vint@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [ga] RE: Bylaws Change Requested -- The At-Large Requires Representation
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- Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 10:53:36 -0400
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Good luck Danny.
Maybe ICANN could charge for membership in the At Large. They do seem to pay
attention to those that can make them money.
I'd like to see real representation of the nonprofit sector as well.
Chris McElroy, President,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Danny Younger" <dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:44 AM
Subject: [ga] RE: Bylaws Change Requested -- The At-Large Requires
> I share your view that a very small fraction of the
> billion or so reported Internet users actually want to
> provide input. By the same token only a small
> fraction of trademark holders, businesses and
> non-commercial entities seek to provide input, yet we
> do afford these constituent groups with an opportunity
> for representation within the ICANN process. The
> At-Large, however, is a constituent part of the whole
> that has been recently relegated to the sidelines. We
> are asking for the opportunity to function just like
> any other constituent body -- with a venue to conduct
> discussion and debate, and with the opportunity to
> have a representative structure that conveys consensus
> (or the lack thereof) to the Board on issues
> pertaining to the DNS.
> Best wishes,
> --- Vint Cerf <vint@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Danny,
> > Setting aside the question of success or failure, is
> > there a proposal for
> > any alternative structure for user involvement in
> > ICANN? My honest sense is
> > that a very small fraction of the billion or so
> > reported Internet users
> > actually want to provide input. Do you see this
> > differently? I forwarded
> > your message, verbatim, to the board.
> > Vinton G Cerf
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Danny Younger [mailto:dannyyounger@xxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:29 AM
> > To: ga@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Cc: vint@xxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Bylaws Change Requested -- The At-Large
> > Requires Representation
> > Dear Vint, members of the ICANN Board, and members
> > of the At-Large
> > community:
> > Karl Auerbach writes in his blog:
> > "ICANN once had a vibrant public sector. But that
> > period ended several
> > years ago when meaningful public participation in
> > ICANN was eliminated
> > during a process that ICANN, in its best NewSpeak,
> > called "reform.
> > Today ICANN's palace eunuch, the "interim" ALAC sent
> > forth it latest
> > missive. It is a pathetic document devoid of
> > content yet filled with
> > phrases of submission and dependency.
> > ICANN's purpose is to serve the public, the
> > community of internet users.
> > Yet ICANN's ALAC, and much less ICANN itself,
> > remembers ICANN's purpose and
> > ICANN's promises.
> > ICANN's ALAC was crippled at at its conception. We
> > of the community of
> > internet users have patiently stood aside hoping
> > that perhaps we would be
> > proved wrong and that the ALAC might actually grow
> > into something of value.
> > During this time ICANN plied the ALAC with money and
> > staff support.
> > Attempts were made to froth-up up membership; but
> > few signed on.
> > The ALAC was given a fair chance to succeed. But it
> > has not done so.
> > It is time to write off ICANN's ALAC as the failure
> > it is."
> > http://www.cavebear.com/cbblog-archives/000197.html
> > I agree completely with Karl. The ALAC has
> > functioned as the steward of a
> > process that replaced At-Large "representation" with
> > the promise of enhanced
> > "participation". Yet during the course of the last
> > three years, not even
> > one comment on any topic whatsoever has ever been
> > forwarded by any
> > "certified At-Large Structure (ALS)" to the ICANN
> > Board for review.
> > By now it should be clear to all that the At-Large
> > has routed around the
> > ALAC having long recognized that it fails to act in
> > our best interest.
> > The At-Large requires a better home within ICANN
> > where our views may be
> > properly debated and then forwarded to the Board
> > through elected
> > representatives.
> > Please consider this correspondence as a "bottom-up"
> > request to change the bylaws. We have waited long
> > enough.
> > Best regards,
> > Danny Younger
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