[At-Large] Weekly posting summary for at-large at atlarge-lists.icann.org

Alan Greenberg alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca
Mon Jan 19 23:54:29 UTC 2015


I do not have the time for a detailed reply, but the stats have been 
generated for many years with the agreement of the ALAC, and no one 
has ever complained before. If an ALAC member would like to raise the 
question, we will consider if it should be maintained.


At 19/01/2015 06:21 AM, Subrenat, Jean-Jacques wrote:

>Thanks Jefsey for your technical observations.
>I read all the messages on this thread (and chuckled on the 
>sarcastic ones) but none answered my initial questions:
>- Was there a decision to task any particular individual/firm with 
>carrying out this statistical/nominative
>tracking? Was this decision taken in ALAC or elsewhere (date, reference)?
>- Was this submitted to regular review and approval, or is there a 
>separate decision to grant this as a permanent authorization (date, reference)?
>- If this is being used as a metrics tool, what is its qualitative 
>relevance? Has it been effectively used to "measure" the value of 
>this or that member, say in ALAC? How were the criteria determined, 
>and by whom (date, reference)?
>Remaining silent on these questions would not, in my mind, serve the 
>"polycratic rights" of the "cyberagora system". You are no doubt 
>familiar with the novel by Dave Eggers, "The Circle" (Penguin Books, 2013).

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