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Re: [IFWP] The ICANN Ruckus

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?


Jay Fenello
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