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    Re: ALSC site granted temporary stay of execution
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Thursday May 02 2002, @09:12PM (#6121)
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    Danny Younger asks a necessary question of former (or also reprieved?) ALSC staff member Denise Michel: define your terms.

    BTW, Danny's recent evaluation of ICANN is the most damning indictment of the current ICANN regime I have seen in one place. It should be required reading for anyone supporting or opposing ICANN, or the idly curious like the US DoC. I don't see anything wrong with multiple @larges, the more the merrier, right down to units approximating each individual. There are tens of millions of downloads of file sharing programs. Many of those programs are each sharing multiple files that IP and control folks don't want shared. That is where the action is, not whether an ICANN appointed gatekeeper is pretending to listen to x number of groups.

    People are voting with their mice in the millions on what they consider rough consensus and running code. Though I do think it foolish of the ICANN power elite that they expect the control of IP#s and the DNS will allow them to stem this tide, and therefore have broken the @Large into pieces as they wrongly saw it as in their way to domination. Instead of one entity they can watch, infiltrate, corrupt, control, etc. they will have several. Instead of having to deal with one group coming forward with a consensual position, they will have to deal with many divergent views from all and sundry, and they claim not to have the resources to even handle the former. It is like battling a DoS attack by begging for a DDoS attack. These people really don't get it but they are for the most part old and slow and won't last forever.

    Danny is also part of a GA poll asking for a motion asking for a poll (don't ask, that's how the GA works, or rather, does things) asking the DoC to rebid the ICANN contract. That might slow down the control freaks for a bit, but any subsequent successful bidder would be the same power elite who might learn from their mistakes and gain more power. There are some things they do get. Because their public face would appear different and sanitized they would also be given initial trust. Better the devil you know... Still, it wouldn't really matter either way, they are dinosaurs and the number of oncoming meteorites is largely irrelevant. -g

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