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    "not possible for one particular interest group" ?
    by Anonymous on Saturday July 24 2004, @05:46PM (#14025)
    This is a farce. Vinton Cerf's cronies and
    Internet Society has 100% capture of ICANN.
    The reason Vint sees so many smiling faces is
    that 99.9% of the real netizens are gone. All
    he sees are the ICANNites. Everything runs
    very smoothly. Vint makes sure they are all
    funded. That makes them all smile a lot.
    Cerf used to do that directly by giving out
    U.S. Government DARPA funding. Now he directs
    the cash flow from the Internet taxes. Nothing
    has changed.

    "as i said, there is actually a home in this model for all of those interest groups that previously were in dispute with each other or fighting with each other. and, importantly, if you look at the board of directors, the board of directors is constituted with people elected from each of these supporting organizations, plus people, if you like, independent directors, which is increasingly an important issue in a post-enron, post-mci corporate environment, corporate governance environment. we have nominating committee appointed directors -- that those -- the board of directors comes from across all of those interest groups, representations, that those board of directors have fiduciary obligation to the organization as a whole, and the board has been established in such a way that it is not possible for one particular interest group to capture the board."
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