Susan Crawford: “How did the ICANN meeting go? Progress. Definite progress. We had a good public discussion about transparency….”
ICANN is important. And I know a number of people involved with it (Susan, Joi, Esther, Vint, Elliot) who are well-intentioned, thoughtful, and committed to making it work the way it should. I have nothing but respect for their efforts.
Yet I can’t get this thought out of my mind. It takes seven years for the closest thing the Internet has to a global governance body to have a “good discussion” about transparency? And that’s progress?