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Re: ICANN = Corvair? (fwd)

This fellow has a valid point. Since the ICANN activities affect just
about every telephone company and ISP worldwide, it is not a big stretch
to suggest that they donate their teleconferencing facilities to allow
more people to participate in ICANN meetings. Has anyone in ICANN
considered making a serious proposal to the telecom industry to do this?
Assuming that the donation includes the use of properly equipped
teleconferencing centers, then this should be workable, at least for
reliable realtime broadcast of the meetings. To allow interaction, there
is always email and IRC for the backchannel.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 1999 21:36:49 -0700
From: I Am Not An Isp <patrick@ianai.net>
Reply-To: list@inet-access.net
To: list@inet-access.net
Subject: Re: ICANN = Corvair?

At 12:06 AM 6/14/99 -0400, jlewis@lewis.org wrote:
>On Sun, 13 Jun 1999, Michael Dillon wrote:
>> What purpose is served by complaining about the fact that an international
>> organization dealing with an international public resource is holding its
>> meeting in widespread international venues?
>Perhaps because to those of us who work in the country where the internet
>began, and where the majority of it still is, their choice of meeting
>places looks more like some people sat around trying to decide where their
>next p^ha^hi^hd^h v^ha^hc^ha^ht^hi^ho^hn^h meeting should be.

I hate to admit it, but I agree with Mr. Dillon.  You are being ridiculous.
 We have no more "right" to IP space, domain names, NAPs, routers, etc.,
than any other country.

In fact, I could make a damned good case that we have less, as the US has
already used it's portion of these finite resources.....

>Actually, this debate is kind of silly.  The technology exists to have
>these meetings in more than once place at a time, though I suppose the
>cost of doing so still prevents it.

Actually, I agree with (most of) this.  It would actually be cheaper to
rent video conference rooms around the world than fly everyone to every
meeting.  Hell, you could ask for ISPs to donate bandwidth and get the
video conferencing for free.

This is very workable.  I wonder why ICANN doesn't do it.  (I'm sure Mr.
Greenwell will have something to say about that. :)

> Jon Lewis *jlewis@lewis.org*|  Spammers will be winnuked or 


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