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    Look at the Total Budget, Not Just ICANN
    by Anonymous on Tuesday July 20 2004, @09:20PM (#13996)
    Look at the Total Budget, Not Just ICANN

    If ICANN gets push-back on some funding the
    Internet Society insiders will just shift to
    another venue and maybe different sources. The
    U.S. Government National Science Foundation and
    the other U.S. Government agencies are a huge
    source of their funding. The RIRs (ARIN especially)
    are another source. The emerging NRO will be
    yet another place to launder revenues and support
    the ISOC operatives. No matter what, they will
    always be well-funded and able to dominate all
    forums and show up to spin their one-sided
    views to the press.

    All available funding will be used or saved,
    including large war chests of cash, as seen
    with ARIN and the .ORG TLD money-machine.
    Staff will be added with empty titles and
    no real goals to accomplish. As seen, people
    move from one "division" of the ISOC group
    of companies to another. If the ICANN budget
    is contained, the money will be collected in
    some other division and the insiders will find
    their empty-desk jobs over in that company in
    possibly another country.

    People who do not look at the big picture or
    those that focus only on ICANN, possibly miss
    the collusion going on in another division of
    the ISOC. That of course is by design and just
    one of the many reasons why casual observers
    are not able to decipher the alphabet soup of
    company names which continues to grow, along
    with the budget.

    The U.S. Government and the lobbyist insiders
    will of course continue to campaign to grow,
    what some call ICANN. They view big and expensive
    as *important* and more likely to remain in
    business. The ISOC and ICANN really have little
    choice but to do as the U.S. Government says.
    The budget(s) will grow along with the staffs
    and the insiders who live like royalty off of
    their government-backed, netizen taxed, funding
    sources.

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