[ppml] Re: composition of and representation on the BoT

Randy Bush randy at psg.com
Fri Nov 19 14:38:03 EST 2004

>>> my suggestion to include a librarian and a 15 year old with a modem
>>> on the founding icann board was never taken seriously.  ah well.
>>> the american fcc has been better at this than most, though maybe
>>> not what one would ideally wish ...
>> perhaps arin could take a bit of a lead in this.  get real consumers
>> on the bot.  solicit a small isp or two.  let the bot be more of a
>> representative body than a popularity contest.
> Interesting.  Are you asserting that elections don't provide 
> satisfactory representation, or that limiting voter eligibility to
> members limits the representation to People Like the Members?  How
> could ARIN affect the membership of the BoT without reducing the 
> openness of the process?

read the federalist papers

> I'm not sure what Real Consumers look like.

i made two concrete suggestions


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