November 14, 2006

Interim? A Permanent State of Affairs

ICANN loves euphemisms - for example it has a "Nominating Committee".  But it is a committee that does not nominate.  It selects.

So, what has this "nominating" committee done for the community of internet users lately?

It picked two people to sit on the "Interim At-Large Advisory Committee"


Yup, after nearly half a decade of operation, ICANN's substitute for public elections, and even for a place for the public, in ICANN remains "interim".

It is long past time when the ALAC turkey should have been abandoned as an abject failure.  But ICANN keeps pumping away in hopes that the ALAC will come to life in some ICANN-Pygmalion fantasy.

Posted by karl at November 14, 2006 7:29 PM