Re: [alac] From whom can we get a formal statement on ID requirements or anonymity for meeting participation?
I could live with any reasonanble process. The problem, as so often is the case at ICANN, is that there is no process, so people make something up on the spot and then claim that it was the rule all along. I sympathize with the security concerns of a US group in Africa, but making people show ID cards has nothing do do with security. (As has often been noted, all the 9/11 hijackers had IDs, most if not all of which were real.) If ICANN charged money to register, it would be reasonable to check that the registrants were the same people who'd prepaid the fee. But since they don't charge, the point of asking for ID would be, well, what? If security is an issue, you deal with that with guards and metal detectors, not small pieces of paper. Regards, John Levine, johnl@xxxxxxxx, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies", Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://www.johnlevine.com, Mayor "I shook hands with Senators Dole and Inouye," said Tom, disarmingly.