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[atlarge-discuss] Fw: About Sotiris's kick-off for Mission Statement
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- Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 00:13:13 +0100
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Your opening sentences for a mission statement - I think
they give too central a position to ICANN.
The issue of representation within ICANN is ONE possibility,
and ONE function of a much wider mission, IMHO.
If we give ICANN a central role in our mission, we may
become marginal to THEIR agenda, because it sort of implies
that we exist in relationship to them.
I agree with much of your wording - well drafted - but I think it
needs to come lower down a list of statements - so we give
centre stage to broader and independent goals, and clearly
indicate that our relationship to ICANN is only one of many
aspects of our existence and mission.
The key and central issue (as I see it) is the democratic right of
millions and millions of users to determine the way the internet
operates and is run. That issue stands alone, whether ICANN
exists or not. And we can draw many more people into our
movement if we broaden its appeal and popularise our message.
ICANN is a sub-issue which may one day become a non-issue.
But thanks for some nice clear drafting (and yes, I better submit
some drafting too...!)