[At-Large] Board solicitation of input on how it should receive input and advice

Karl Auerbach karl at cavebear.com
Wed Oct 3 19:58:37 UTC 2012

On 10/03/2012 12:19 PM, Carlton Samuels wrote:

> The Board deliberations is like the Curia choosing the next Pope. Well,
> almost. At least we get that smoke signal thing from that Vatican chimney.

Nice analogy...

Or as I put it back in 2001:

>     ICANN, despite its claims to the contrary, is extremely secretive.
> We know more about how the College of Cardinals in Rome elects a Pope
> than we do about how ICANN makes its decisions. As a member of the
> ICANN board I have been surprised at how often I learn of ICANN actions
> from outside third parties. And I have perceived a very strong
> resistance on the part of ICANN's staff to opening its activities, even
> to members of ICANN's Board of Directors.

> http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-107shrg87255/html/CHRG-107shrg87255.htm


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