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Re: Re: [atlarge-discuss] verification committee
I would advise that this org offers a range of methods of verification to me
(Bmbers (or the option *not* to verify, if they don't want voting rights).
(BI would suggest one reasonably good method would be along the lines of the B
(British Passport endorsement, where passport applicants have to get their app
(Blication forms witnessed by a verifiable individual with some kind of recogn
(Bised status in society.
(BFor example, one option for At Large members would be to offer the contact d
(Betails of a local headteacher, doctor, judge, etc who could undoubtedly be v
(Berified as genuine. If these identifiable people endorsed the true identity
(Bof the applicant, then that would probably be enough for me, unless the memb
(Ber gave us subsequent grounds for suspecting something was wrong.
(BOf course, Thawte etc could also be options as well. I think the important t
(Bhink is to allow some kind of choice, and as much ease as possible. Also I t
(Bhink we will lose four fifths of potential applicants if we *insist* on veri
(Bfication at the point of joining. Many sympathetic people, who might grow mo
(Bre involved with us, will simply be too busy to want the hassle of a verific
(Bation process at the "impulse" point when their hearts say - 'Yeah, I identi
(Bfy with this, I'll join.' Many people simply are too busy to want to get lan
(Bded with verification right away. They'll just surf on by.
(BI advocate an "open door" policy to membership, with a range of subsequent o
(Bptions for those who want to get actually involved with voting rights. And a
(Bs you imply, Jan, we should be able to keep it simple and relatively low-tec
(B----- Original Message -----
(BFrom: Jan Siren <email@example.com>
(BSent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 4:48 PM
(BSubject: VC: Re: [atlarge-discuss] verification committee
(B> Joanna Lane wrote:
(B> > Bruce,
(B> > It's too early to say exactly what hoops the members will have to jump
(B> > through, but one idea under discussion is the Web Of Trust system at
(B> > www.thawte.com. Some feedback from the membership about that would be
(B> > helpful, even putting yourself through the process.
(B> > On a general note: if you want to address the Verification Committee
(B> > specifically and since we don't have a separate list where you can post,
(B> > probably the best way to reach us is to post here with "VC:" in subject
(B> > line, then we'll know it is addressed to us. I can't speak for others, b
(B> > I'm certainly monitoring this list and will pick up anything relevant an
(B> > draw it to the attention of the VC.
(B> Let's get some perspective on this. Do you recall the (late, lamented)
(B> At-Large election conducted by ICANN? For that election, bone fides were
(B> established via e-mail, with the physical address confirmed by first-class
(B> surface snail mail. And I am personally willing to endure up to that leve
(B> of bureaucratic red tape once again, even to the point of paying for
(B> international first-class postage both ways (if some means could be found
(B> implement that, so as to minimize the costs for the organization). But I
(B> find myself reluctant to "jump through hoops" beyond that level. I have t
(B> go through much of this at my work - I was just issued a Combined Access
(B> Card, a "CAC," in order to continue to have access to DOD facilities,
(B> computers, and e-mail; don't ask the steps involved - but my employer pays
(B> the costs involved, including my salary for the time it takes me.
(B> My point is, when it gets personal, I have to do a cost-benefit analysis.
(B> And that applies to every single member, or prospective member of this
(B> The VC must ask itself:
(B> If snail mail verification is sufficient, what kind of membership do we
(B> achieve? PayPal? Thawte?
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