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Re: SECOND CALL FOR AUP MOTION
From: cat () system9 unisys com (Cat Okita)
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 1995 11:18:36 -0400


      You seem to be just a tad deluded as to the relative 
      importance of a few white males.  Perhaps we should
      figure out how to get a real cross-section of the
      Internet populace first, then worry about global
      policy.  Or better yet, focus on the policy for
      silkroad.com and ensure that others that you peer 
      directly with understand your policy.  
      Think globally, Act locally.  Get your own house
      in order first.
--bill

...and you seem to be making some rather interesting assumptions
about the readership of this list.

There are definately far more men than women involved in technical
areas (and computer especially).  This doesn't immediately suggest
to me that a AUP created/suggested by members of this list will
be written entirely by (and entirely for) white male citizens of
the United States.

I'm certainly neither.

The RFC process has being going for a *long* time (relatively
speaking).  Perhaps you're going to suggest that we abandon 
that means of putting forward technical and general suggestions
about the Internet until an appropriate committee can be formed.
(made up of an appropriate mixture of visible minorities, women
and handicapped, of course)

I appreciate your desire to ensure that everyone has a voice in
the process.  Democracy/socialism can be a wonderful thing. How do
you propose to determine what a "real" cross-section of the 
Internet is???

Are we going to try and count up everyone on the Internet - and
how are we going to define just who is on the Internet?  Will
this be restricted to people who make regular contributions to
Internet culture (anyone for net.kook of the year?)?  Are you
(what are your qualifications by the way) going to determine
who a 'real cross-section' of the Internet is?  You're obviously
biased about this as is...

com-priv may be a US-centric mailing list, but it has more claim
to a global nature than the state legislature does...

Cat Okita


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