[At-Large] CCWG Briefings - Presentation
karl at cavebear.com
Fri Feb 26 16:01:03 UTC 2016
On 2/26/16 12:55 AM, Evan Leibovitch wrote:
> Karl makes a compelling case why ICANN should not be a California
That was not my point at all.
One can go to pretty much any country, any state, on the Earth and will
find similar laws.
There will, of course, be variations in color and texture among those
laws. But no matter where, when people pool their interests in a common
enterprise there will be the same questions of control during times of
agreement and times of disagreement. From the 17th to the 20th century
European ideas of organization were spread around the world.
These laws have been polished through centuries of experience. Those who
think they have a better idea often discover that that idea has occurred
before and was found wanting.
I am old enough to have come of age during the "flower power" era of the
1960's. I saw (and experienced) a lot of people and groups who rejected
"the establishment" and sought to reshape the world along lines that
were less confrontational, more "personally empowered", more "love,
peace, and good vibes". Those attempts, like previous Utopian
movements, faded because they were based on aspirations rather than
recognition of hard lessons of experience with human nature.
These proposals to restructure ICANN are similarly aspirational. And
Perhaps most unrealistic is the idea that "we can just pick up and move
to somewhere else".
The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. And if
one takes a look around it's going to be hard to find a place that is
more amenable than California to innovated organizational structures.
Which is a good reason to look at what the aging Hippies who now run
California have put into California's public-benefit/non-profit
corporations law with regard to membership and the powers of that
Don't fight the system. Use it.
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