[discuss] governments and rule of law (was: Possible approaches to solving...)
marilynscade at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 25 21:50:51 UTC 2014
I will say [darkly] that that is not the ICANN I helped to contribute to, and it is not the ICANN that I support, but it seems to be the ICANN that the Board is enabling.
Too many staff -- new-- don't even actually know what ICANN does, how it does it, or why.
I think a 'hit pause' button is needed.
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> On Feb 25, 2014, at 7:20 AM, "Avri Doria" <avri at acm.org> wrote:
> On 24-Feb-14 23:41, Mike Roberts wrote:
>>> From a legal perspective, which may or may not be valued by those
>>> on this list, only an approved Board resolution represents the
>>> position of the organization
> From a legal perspective yes. And if ICANN is just another money making corporation, that is indeed the way it should be and it should only be the CEO and properly trained corporate mouthpeices speaking for it.
> But from the multistakeholder PoV we keep selling ourselves, that is not the way it should be, and not the fantasy most of us keep laboring under.
> Unfortunately ICANN is more the standard corporation with a CEO who has his own vision, with a Board that approves, instead of the multistakeholder organization where that vision directs their actions. That is, it may not be the organzation most of those volunteering in it think it is.
> So yeah, if it is not a multistakeholder organization led from the bottom-up, legally is all that counts.
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