[CCWG-ACCT] Time to make a decision (was Re: Responses to Rafael's Questions)

Dr Eberhard W Lisse epilisse at gmail.com
Sun Feb 7 05:59:18 UTC 2016

Yeah, right, toss all accountability, make it happen.



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> On 7 Feb 2016, at 07:45, Andrew Sullivan <ajs at anvilwalrusden.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 07, 2016 at 07:14:09AM +0200, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
>> the charter does does not say, ship something, anything, to make the transition happen, it says what accountability measures must happen so that (before) the transition can happen, and which ones can wait until after it has happened.
> That's nice.  But I would like someone to tell me a plausible story
> under which this CCWG doesn't ship something such that the transition
> happens, and yet the desired accountability measures happen.  Or, for
> that matter, where IANA holds together.
> Let us not delude ourselves into thinking that the rest of the world
> believes ICANN is a critical institution.  The three operational
> communities -- one of them part of ICANN! -- have all come up with a
> mechanism in which ICANN and IANA are separated.  If the ICANN
> community cannot find a way to satisfy itself that it has the
> accountability measures it needs, then the obvious answer is to find
> some other way to achieve the IANA functions.  Having already imagined
> it, we can certainly reach that outcome.  Yet the operational
> communities all express satisfaction to date with ICANN's performance.
> I think it'd be a shameful negligence of our duty were we to allow
> satisfied communities to go seek other options just because we
> squabble.  But I think we should not be sangine that IANA will remain
> untouched if we should fail to deliver.
> The community pressures are too great.  Something will change.  We can
> be responsible enablers of that change, or we can stand by stupefied
> while it happens.  That is up to us.
> Best regards,
> A
> -- 
> Andrew Sullivan
> ajs at anvilwalrusden.com
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