This story is full of ICANN spin. [my comments in square brackets]
But a plan that called for nine at-large directors would never pass
muster with the board of directors, she said, for fear that it would give too much
influence to a constituency that may not know the ins and outs of Internet technology.
[as opposed to the non-elected directors who are such brilliant experts in management
and technology - I joke of course]
"I fear that if you give it too much power,
someone's going to abuse it," Dyson said.
[surely, she is talking about the current
board? This is really taking the mickey]
"If approved, the plan could lay to rest
a charge that has haunted ICANN since it was first formed in 1998: that it does not
allow input from the planet's 500 million Internet users."
[Yes, we really believe