[discuss] governments and rule of law (was: Possible approaches to solving...)
mg at telepresse.com
Wed Feb 26 23:31:53 UTC 2014
At 20:23 26/02/2014, Steve Crocker wrote:
>Speaking as chair of ICANN's Board of Directors, I can say strongly
>that we try very hard to avoid "figuring out the right thing" and
>making a unilateral decision even though the Board is populated with
>a number of people who are deeply knowledgeable in the various
>subject matters. Instead, on those occasions where the community
>has not come up with something sufficient to deal with an issue, we
>will try to stimulate additional and alternative methods of
>generating good ideas.
>This is the approach we took for Whois a little over a year
>ago. The Expert Working Group -- see
>details -- was created as a result of the Board directing the CEO to
>develop a fresh approach. The results of that working group will be
>used to stimulate community review and consensus.
> > The point is not that the community is always able to make the
> decision, but in a bottom-up process, they should always have first call.
>Yep. Again, thanks
I am lost. You both describe a process where decision and initiative
should be with users and it is not while saying it is?
Steve: In the described case, the initative comes crom the board.
which creats an expert group. Then the board directs the CEO. where
is the bottom-up initative?
Avri: if people are not interested why the Board would take a decision?
Or it means that ICANN has its own M$ 78 policy. What is ICANN doing
which is worth several Wikimedia equvalents for the world?
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