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    Re: Auerbach Pulls No Punches
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Friday December 06 2002, @12:20PM (#10446)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    What you say (Sims is not on the Board) is true only in the formal, legal sense. But in any sense that really matters, Sims is on the Board, as Karl knows better than anyone. That is, Sims actively leads and participates in any behind the scenes discussions of the Board, he guides and prepares staff positions which are fed to the Board, and he participates in Board deliberations. What difference does it make, under these circumstances, whether he is formally a legal member of the Board? Let ME in on all Board discussions and meetings and I will have all the influence of a Board member.
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    Re: Auerbach Pulls No Punches by Mueller
    Re: Auerbach Pulls No Punches
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday December 08 2002, @03:42PM (#10489)
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    Quite so. I wasn't trying to downplay Sims power and influence, only pointing out that Anion only helps ICANN's cause by appearing to be a critic of ICANN, one who cannot do the most basic research (or incidentally, spell anyone's name correctly, a failing I've pointed out to him at least three times now, even copy and paste seems beyond his ken), allowing others to point to ICANNWatch as a bunch of lamers and loonies, a discrediting technique that ICANN does better than just about anything, security of the name servers for example. I called Sims the Svengali behind the ICANN throne, I think at Yokohama, it's in the archives, and his actions since should have made that blindingly obvious to even the most clueless, so I am hardly a Sims apologist.

    I've also suggested up the thread that he is in breach of his fiduciary duties. When I went to school a fiduciary binding to a client meant that one must look out for the client's best interests even if it was at the expence of one's own. Sims is clearly acting more in his own interest than those of his client, although admittedly that is a matter of interpretation for whomever could decertify him, assuming they had any ethics left after cashing their Enron checks. Regardless, Sims client is ICANN, not internet users, whose interests really aren't best served by this snake in the grass, so I see little hope for the great unwashed. But if you want to be a vocal one of the great unwashed, please learn how to click on a hyperlink or use a spellchecker. -g

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