Re: [governance] [ga] Re: Establishment of the European Regional At-Large Organizaton
We have a proactive obligation to prevent capture.
You may wish to recall the words of the White Paper:
"Governance. The organizing documents (Charter,
Bylaws, etc.) should provide that the new corporation
is governed on the basis of a sound and transparent
decision-making process, which protects against
capture by a self-interested faction, and which
provides for robust, professional management of the
You have chosen to acquiesce to capture because it
serves your interests -- sorry, but I find this to be
As an ISOC chapter member, I support initiatives that
promote our common stake in maintaining the viability
and global scaling of the Internet, but I do not
support fraud. ISOC chapters have a place within
ICANN as constituent members of the non-commercial
constituency (NCUC) -- they are not, and have never
claimed to be, voices that speak for the broader
When ICANN staff negotiated a 7% annual increase in
.com fees did we hear an expression of rage from the
ISOC chapters? No. We heard nothing. Not a peep.
They are not the At-Large -- They don't represent the
At-Large nor are they motivated by the same set of
concerns that impact the real At-Large community --
they are a different body with a different set of
interests and concerns. In fact, in the last three
and a half years not one single ISOC chapter
functioning as one your At-Large "structures" has ever
sent even one single comment to the ICANN Board on any
at-large topic whatsoever.
Vittorio, this fraud must end.
--- Vittorio Bertola <vb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Danny Younger ha scritto:
> > Vittorio,
> > This European Regional At-Large Organization that
> > are building needs a better name... perhaps you
> > call it EU ISOC & Friends as it is completely
> > by ISOC (with seven out of its eight structures
> > ISOC chapters).
> The funny thing is that, more or less at the same
> time, I've received a
> message from an officer of an ISOC chapter, saying
> "why is ICANN doing
> this - we don't need the At Large, it should be the
> European council of
> ISOC chapters to do this".
> The truth is that we are trying to create an open
> mechanism where
> everyone - ISOC chapters, other organizations, and
> individuals - can
> participate. If only certain kinds of organizations
> use it, then of
> course they will dominate the mechanism; but, once
> the gates are open,
> the fault of this only lies with those who don't
> bother to participate.
> vb. [Vittorio Bertola - v.bertola [a]
> http://bertola.eu.org/ <- Prima o poi...
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