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    Re: Security follies
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 03 2001, @07:31PM (#2718)
    Agreed.

    So what's to be done about it?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Security follies
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 03 2001, @08:29PM (#2719)
    Want to bet they don't discuss the impact on security of Afilias' server performance to date.
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    Re: Security follies
    by Anonymous on Wednesday October 03 2001, @10:22PM (#2720)

    Another item tucked in Stuart Lynn's manifestos is the mention of "invited speakers".

    This new format is ICANN's way of bringing in bigger names than the ICANN Board, without allowing those
    people to upstage the ICANN Board, who will be
    able to sit in judgement, amazement, awe, etc.
    at the invited experts, as they babble on about
    some obscur security topics. The populous will then
    be expected to sit quietly and listen to these
    educators (entertainers) that the ICANN Board has
    provided.

    This will all help to cement ICANN's place in the
    kingdom of cyberspace. The populous will be silenced.
    The visitors will become part of the ICANN digerati
    detached far enough so as not to ever get their
    hands dirty with real issues. (similar to the way the
    ALSC is detached, with Karl Bildt never participating
    on-line, just showing up (for $500,000 a year), so
    that people can say, "he used to be a Prime Minister")

    It will be interesting to see who ICANN is able to
    invite (recruit). Will Schwartzkopff be the headliner?
    Or, will we see more of the IETF heavy-weights
    paraded around ? Watch for a whole new cast of
    characters to enter the ICANN scene and push the
    NC and GA another few notches down the food-chain
    from the ICANN Board. Watch for a United Nations
    like structure to be formed, with the Security Council, etc.

    ICANN is clearly using the unfortunate events of 9/11 to raise their status on the world stage. It
    will be interesting to see who is invited to share
    that stage.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Security follies
    by Anonymous on Thursday October 04 2001, @06:18AM (#2733)

    It will be interesting to watch the traditional press
    corps lap this up, without thinking about what they
    are seeing.

    No doubt Stuart Lynn will crank up his British-born
    accent to give everyone that warm feeling that
    Tony Blair must certainly be nearby. Vint Cerf will
    likely lower that bass voice even more to reflect
    the serious (Darth Vader comes to mind) nature of
    the entire charade. Watch for Linda Wilson to sit
    at attention without saying a word, this is serious
    business, ICANN said so. Pay attention all you lowly
    people. The experts have arrived.

    LA will be the perfect setting for this theatre.
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