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

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 00:40:28 UTC 2012

I'm pleased to know that where this is concerned, I'm in your ball park.


- Carlton

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On Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 2:58 PM, Karl Auerbach <karl at cavebear.com> wrote:

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

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