Catching up on the last days’ news: ICANN has presented its final ideas on evolution and reform. Vittorio Bertola has already submitted some comments on the final report’s ideas on the ALAC, and Alexander Svensson has posted some of his extremely valuable charts which should make it considerably easier to understand what’s in the proposal.
As I wrote on the GA list, the comments submitted by IMS/ISC on the final .ORG evaluation report are well worth reading; see also this ICANNwatch story. (all the comments received by ICANN) There is another ICANNwatch story which you should really have read by now: Milton Mueller’s anaylsis of the .org results, with some important and far more general observations. (Much of the posting deals with NeuStar; you may also want to read this message from NeuStar to the NCDNHC’s discuss list, criticizing the NCDNHC’s evaluation.)
Anyway, we’ll soon know what is going to happen to .org: As Bret Fausett noted, the board’s decision is scheduled for October 14th.