[discuss] Transparency and Accountability vis-à-vis ICANN and the IANA functions

Stephen Farrell stephen.farrell at cs.tcd.ie
Sun Apr 6 12:01:41 UTC 2014


On 04/03/2014 10:55 PM, michael gurstein wrote:
> As I see it there are two possible and mutually exclusive goals that these
> processes might be pursuing:
> 1.       The “public interest” i.e. ensuring that the operation of these
> processes maximize benefits for the broadest range of those concerned with
> the Internet i.e. (in the current context) “everybody”/in Parminder’s
> phrase, the public
> 2.       The reconciliation of the interaction of a range of “private” (I.e.
> sectional or “stakeholder”) interests

You seem to me to be making an error here.

You are attempting to establish #1 via #2 (i.e. discussion on this
list), yet you have claimed these are mutually exclusive.

For me, that makes your claim that #1 is qualitatively better as a
goal pretty unconvincing.


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