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    Enough Money to Hire the World ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday March 03 2004, @06:19AM (#13063)
    At some point the ISOC will have enough budget to
    hire (fund) all of their cronies around the world.
    Each one just has to make up a title. They do not
    have to "go into the office". They can "work"
    from their latest vacation/travel venue with a
    lap-top or even a PDA. The checks get directed to
    their off-shore bank accounts and do not bounce.

    They now have enough money, thanks to the .ORG
    taxes, to fund two major events at the same time
    in two parts of the world. [Not even the U.S.
    Government likes to fund two wars at the same
    time in two different places.]


    http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/ietf/Current/msg 24453.html
    "- Adding significant senior staff and spending time visioning and

    - Also working on a workflow system, to include a tracking system, to
    be available for entire organization - hope to report by San Diego

    - Adding new office in Brussels, translations, IDNs at ICANN, languare
    character variants, IPv6 roots, revamping the website"

    ICANN was formed to provide a legal vehicle for
    Jon Postel to cash-out (or cash-in). All of his
    other cronies had cashed-out. ARIN, RIPE and
    APNIC were created by Jon Postel's lieutenants.
    The cash keeps growing and so does the staff.
    Lavish trips to Miami, Las Vegas, Rome, etc. are
    good ways to dispose of the cash.

    Vinton Cerf is of course at Worldcom and people
    now see where that money went.
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    Comment Above is Very Unfair to Postel
    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Wednesday March 03 2004, @07:58AM (#13066)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    I think the evidence is pretty clear that ICANN was formed in substantial part to give Postel legal protection against lawsuits; there is not a shred of evidence that he was in it for the money. Rather, this is another way in which today's ICANN would likely horrify him.
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