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Re: [IFWP] At large membership

Joop Teernstra wrote:
> unless these rules are substantially rewritten in the light of comments
> received from the community, it seems almost inevitable that no
> *independent* at large membership will come into being.

That's precisely what the Board wants: an at-large membership made
up of ISOC members and others who can be manipulated and controlled,
rather than an independent membership which might, with its large
numbers, achieve sufficient power within ICANN to reverse the
Board's decisions.

As you said at the beginning of your intelligent and well-reasoned
critique of the amendments: "The proposed language makes it clear
that ICANN does no longer intend to be a membership organization as
originally envisaged and mandated by the White Paper and by the
earlier iterations of the bylaws".

Michael Sondow           I.C.I.I.U.     http://www.iciiu.org
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