Joop Teernstra wrote:
At 18:57 11/04/99 -0400, Michael Sondow wrote:Well I suppose this depends on what you call a reality. In
>I may have gone too far, and I apologize for whatever in my reply
>could have been construed as a personal attack.
O.K. Apology accepted.
But however much I
>may like you personally, what you are doing is divisive. Even while
>I agree with you theoretically, it seems to me that we must deal
>with the present reality and not try too hard to remake it as we
>might wish it to be, if we are to be effective.
Michael, in the DNSO there is no hard reality yet. We are being asked by
the ICANN interim Board to help shape reality there.
The problem here is that it doesn't take allot of thinking to see that what
This is how I read their webpage and Esther's exhortations.
You are most welcome to disagree with me and all those who support
groupings that try to span across these damned constituencies in the DNSO.
That will force us to keep our thinking sharp.
ANY constituencies as a part of the DNSO model or bylaws is
>I was content with the creation of a non-commercial constituency,
>not because I see the interests of the ICIIU as being allied only
>with those of non-commercial entities, but because it seemed to
>encourage the participation of all those entities that have so far
>from the debate: schools, libraries, community groups, artistic and
>cultural public benefit organizations, and the like. And I felt that
>in the end it was best for us all if, rather than seeking refuge in
>a home made for dissidents, as a constituency for individuals would
>surely become, my colleagues from the commercial sector joined the
>other constituencies and influenced them. I still believe this.
I am not at all against such a constituency in the DNSO. I welcome it. It
will be an ally in many battles to come.
What I am against is the limited number of startup constituencies and the
(unintended?) effect of keeping a lot of people out, who are neither
comfortable in a "business" constituency nor qualify for a NCDNHC .
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