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Re: [atlarge-discuss] 006 Deciding Name for Organisation
On 12:46 09/08/02, Richard Henderson said:
There is no reason why the word "@large" would be associated with ICANN. It
has aquired its repuation. If we drop it we lose part of our legitimacy
(ICANN is known and interests, we do not ... yet) Also ... someone else
will take it as the ALOC did. ccTLDs know what @large is and its
legitimacy: actually the @large are the ccTLD legitimacy. If we drop that
flag we lose part of our soul and part of our outreach capacity.
The name of the organisation itself has to be a fairly urgent "task" to be
accomplished and determined by our members. It's linked, perhaps, to Mission
Statement - as some people may want the name of the organisation to reflect
a fairly broad mission (I favour this, to broaden membership and make us
more truly representative) - while others want a narrower technical
relationship to ICANN (in which case ICANN-style terms like @large may
figure... personally I'd prefer we steer clear of this, but I may get
Our branding is to use it everywere: gac@large, isoc@large, ietf@large as
there is france@large.
To extend the concept, because @large is @large everywhere.
Sotiris has the name world@large ( http://worldatlarge.org ) the site is in
operation, he proposed his PHP-Postnuke. Well we are all set.
I personnally have a small fundation under the name of world@wide. This
kind of graphism is simple to make people understand that we are talking of
Internet. Large in English, French, Italian, Spanish etc. implies the idea
of majesty, size, etc.. We should only consider it as a name meaning ...
"us". Up to us to make the message accepted.
For example, Richard, I think the text you just proposed would be a very
000 "world@large general" policy statement.
We can certainly *add* things lke "World Internet User Association".
I have "International At Large Network Association (IALNA)" available at
http://ialna.org .I can give it (the project was stopped by 11/9). The
IALNA sounding shows what we want: to control our network.
With that we are operational right now.
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