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Re: [Membership] Structure of 'at large' membership



Joseph LeBaron a crit:
> 
> Esther wrote:
> 
> But this [regional constituencies] ends up creating hierarchies....  With
> addresses, regionalization
> makes sense, reflecting routing patterns and the like, but I'm not sure we
> want ICANN just to mimic geographical reality.
> 
> RESPONSE:
> 
>         I agree with Esther, at least in this case.  To the fullest extent
> possible, ICANN should avoid a geographic orientation for its structure and
> operation.  We are, after all, creating an organization for cyberspace.  Why
> borrow the problems and limitations of the physical world, if we can
> possible avoid it?

I'll second that!