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Username: friedrich
Date/Time: Mon, December 25, 2000 at 3:50 PM GMT
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Subject: Look upon it as an indirect cyber democracy

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       Direct decisions by at large members risk to be extremely time-
consuming and there would be a high risk that not all of the at large
members had been able to informe themselves well enough before
deciding, as well.

Indirect democracy works well enough, as you can see in Switzerland.

Maybe it should become possible for at large members to open cyber-
initiatives and if they'd gather more than 5% of the votes of all at
large members existing, to automatically hold votations on those
initiatives.
Should the respective initiaves be accepted, ICANN had to follow
their content. This would be a fair amount of direct cyber-democracy
and again the system is working pretty well in Switzerland already.

But first, at least 9 or even all of the directors of ICANNs board
of directors must be elected rather than appointed, in order to get
rid of any cyber-imperialistic influences that might have established
themselves during recent time.