I’ve submitted some comments on the mission and core values working paper to ICANN’s Evolution & Reform committee: Quite a bit of what they are saying there just doesn’t make sense. If you try to make sense out of it, you quickly see that the actual conflicts are hidden beyond rhetorics. Some more general comments are available here.
In related news, the Names Council has arrived at another iteration of its recommendations. I’m rather unhappy with some of these – in particular, I don’t believe that the recommendation to restrict GA membership to constituency members is a good idea. (Nor is the Nominating Committee approach for board member selection.)