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    Why Bother Now?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 17 2003, @01:27AM (#12491)
    Amadeu wouldn't give us the time of day as a Director, and now he's praised here? He should be spurned for being part of the problem, like keeping his mouth shut when Esther Dyson, Mike Roberts, and Hans Kraaijenbrink rode roughshod over TLD applicants in 2000.

    What's next? Give Linda Wilson a Nobel Peace Prize for successfully squatting?

    ICANNwatch, you suck.
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    Reflect?
    by Anonymous on Friday October 17 2003, @03:24AM (#12492)
    You've got to be joking! Nobody really cares about Amadeu's "reflecting". He contributed nothing to "transparency", and meekly sat on his hands while the At Large was torpedoed. He didn't help Karl Auerbach one iota, and again meekly sat on his hands as Hans K. wiped his ass with all Reconsideration requests.

    Amadeu did nothing for stability, nothing for consumers, and everything for the entrenched boardsquatters.

    Now he wants to "reflect", painting a picture for us, hoping we're all too stupid to remember the real tragedy of his tenure on the BoD.

    Icannwatch really doesn't have to swim in the cesspool with Amadeu ... really.

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    Amadeu Spews Chunks
    by Anonymous on Saturday October 18 2003, @04:31AM (#12500)
    "Are the TLDs managed in a way the better reprewsents the public interest (in its largest sense)?. Once again, I wouldn't bet much money on this one."

    Gee, what profound words of wisdom. Any retard who spent five minutes at ICANN's November 2000 meeting in Marina del Rey said the same thing on the way out the door.

    Amadeu sat silent, allowing Esther Dyson to act as judge, jury, and executioner to unlucky suckers who ponied-up 50-thou each to pay for Amadeu's business-class airfare to exotic countries so he could warm his favorite chair. He did little else.

    So now he admits the public interest took a back seat to the interests of major players. The job of a Director is to scream about that sort of situation, and not be silent until retirement.

    Amadeu knows he was part of the decision-making process that totally screwed internet consumers in favor of Ken Stubbs, Stratton Sclavos, and Jones-Day. So now he's got ICANNWatch doing his public relations for free. How very, very disappointing.

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    No new ideas about TLDs????
    by Mueller ({mueller} {at} {syr.edu}) on Tuesday October 21 2003, @11:08AM (#12511)
    User #2901 Info | http://istweb.syr.edu/~mueller/
    Amadeu sez "FIVE YEARS LATER not only we lack a hint of an idea of how to [add new TLDs]. We lack the debate, the intellectual process for doing so. In this regard (and not only in this regard) the old gTLD-MoU process was years ahead. Or the Newdom-lists days. At least there was debate, and there was a discussion of the proncs and cons of alternative methods."

    Huh? Lee McKnight and I published a paper [umich.edu] that provides a precise and well-documented approach to introducing new TLDs at the Rio meeting, back in March 2003. The idea has been taken seriously by a variety of participants in the ICANN process, including some members of GAC. Economists at the Loyola law school have proposed similar ideas. So how can Amadeu claim that there is no discssion of that critical issue?

    Oh, I forgot. Milton Mueller is persona non grata because he is critical of ICANN, and was critical of the gTLD-MoU power grab so dear to Amadeu's heart. So if the ideas come from official nonpersons designated by the ICANN Politburo, they don't really exist.

    That's Amadeu for you. Posturing as the elder statesman concerned for the public interest, but in a variety of ways doing everything he can to maintain ICANN as an exclusive little club in which he is a privileged member.

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