The Electronic Frontier Foundation published an article today after participating in a public forum today
The forum was part of ICANN’s winter meeting. Elliot Harmon and Mitch Stoltz stated that ICANN did not answer any of their questions today. Ethos Capital is out there trying to ease some of the fears by forming a stewardship council but many see it as empty.
From the article:
Ethos Capital’s attempt to address criticism by forming a Stewardship Council doesn’t resolve the NGO sector’s concerns. PIR’s ability to veto council members ensures that the council will stay in lockstep with PIR.
You can read all the questions posed by EFF and other organizations here.
Brad Mugford says
Ethos/PIR/ISOC has already lost the community. The bottom line is basically no one believes a 10% increase per year is either justified, or deserved.
Additionally, people just don’t trust a brand new private equity company with a public asset as important as .ORG, nor should they.
The deal is clearly not in the public benefit. If it is approved it is over the clear objections and at the expense of the many stakeholders, for the benefits of the few.
Agree with Brad 100%
“The deal is clearly not in the public benefit. If it is approved it is over the clear objections and at the expense of the many stakeholders, for the benefits of the few.”
Just like this:
“Chris Hedges: Americans face a ‘one-choice election’” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPOaLKj-pks