23 October, 2010

TLG likely to get the axe

 ICANN's  Technical Liaison Group has received a scathing review:

"In summary, JAS found that the TLG is an antiquated structure that serves no useful function in the ICANN of today. The TLG: (1) does not and never did function as intended; (2) grants significant governance privileges to organizations with no reciprocity; and (3) places individuals on the Board for only a one‐year term making it nearly impossible for them to be effective contributors."

The TLG consists of four organizations: the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), the International Telecommunications Union's Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU‐T), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). 

Prediction:  ICANN will probably heed "RECOMMENDATION 1: Dismantle the TLG" while entering into MOUs with these respective organizations.

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