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Re: [At-Large] New CyberSafety Constituency Petition and Charter

  • To: At-Large Worldwide <at-large@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, John L <johnl@xxxxxxxx>, ICANN cybersecurity <cyber-safety-petition@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Re: [At-Large] New CyberSafety Constituency Petition and Charter
  • From: "Jeffrey A. Williams" <jwkckid1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:22:47 -0700

John and all,

  This goes far beyond the Mormon church.  Yet perhaps they
may play a tiny role.  But I agree such a single issue Constituency
as part of the GNSO, which was ill formed when it was the DNSO
to begin with, only is propagating that legacy one bad step further.
Such is a result of a perpetuation of poor leadership getting worse.

  Mormons are basically good people.  Sure they have their bad
apples like any other religious organization.  Signaling them out
and assigning some sort of extra responsibility for the petition
of a new constituency or other questionable attributions is
not consistent with rational behavior.  ICANN has been trying
to build it's own Church/relegion/cult or what have you, sense it's
very conception.

  The GNSO itself is now, and always has been a good idea that
was made bad by a poor and skewed constituency model. Massive
reform is, and has been needed of the GNSO for some time/years.

"John R. Levine" wrote:

> > Shouldn't the ALAC issue a statement ?
> It couldn't hurt.  This is yet another ill-advised foray into politics by
> the Mormon church.  (Americans will recall their recent support of the
> anti-gay Proposition 8 in California.)
> Its basic problem is that it utterly misunderstands what ICANN does and
> can do, starting with their loony "zoning" proposal to force porn sites to
> use TCP port 81 rather than port 80.  This content censorship is
> technically ill-advised, impossible to enforce, and in the US where ICANN
> is incorporated would almost certainly fail on legal grounds.  I don't
> often agree with Milt Mueller, but in this case he's quite right that
> single issue pressure groups don't belong in the GNSO.
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/03/18/mormons_icann/
> R's,
> John
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