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Re: [IFWP] The ICANN Ruckus
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- Subject: Re: [IFWP] The ICANN Ruckus
- From: Jay Fenello <Jay@Iperdome.com>
- Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:18:05 -0400
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At 01:56 PM 8/19/99 , Kent Crispin wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 19, 1999 at 01:13:36PM -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:
>> By all appearances, these two sides have been equally matched,
>> with approximately the same number of people supporting each
>> of these positions.
>> Yet, over time, the technocracy has come to dominate ICANN.
>> ICANN has justified this by claims of wide-spread community
>> "consensus". But if the public support has been approximately
>> equal, exactly how has this consensus been arrived at?
>As Ayn Rand was so fond of saying: "Examine your assumptions." The
>public support has not been "approximately equal". In fact, the
>faction you describe as "establishing world-wide self-governance" is
>closer to a lunatic fringe than a faction.
I would hardly call Larry Lessig, David Post,
Jamie Love, Milton Mueller and Ira Magaziner
part of the lunatic fringe.
But then again, I guess there is only one way
to know for certain -- establish some method of
measuring consensus, aka voting.
Those who believe that this is about self
governance *support* such voting.
You do *not*!
So while you claim we are part of the lunatic
fringe, you also prevent any meaningful way to
measure our voice.
Please explain your inconsistencies?
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