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    Robert Shaw (An American) Ended ITU's Role
    by Anonymous on Monday October 04 2004, @11:15AM (#14283)
    Robert Shaw, a major thug from the IAHC fiasco,
    ended any possible role the ITU could have in
    ICANN-related matters. If you are not aware of
    the history, or what he did under the ITU flag,
    you might want to study history.

    Because the ITU allowed a low-level clerk to
    operate without adult supervision is a clear
    indication that the ITU is not suited to playing
    a serious role. They do not understand the
    Internet and do not actively participate in
    any of the key developments.

    As for Vinton Cerf, you are correct. He is an
    ex-U.S. DOD DARPA funding manager who has spent
    his entire career getting pork funding for
    people he decides are the right people. That
    forms the basis for the entire ICANN agenda.

    As shown today with the flight of SpaceShipOne
    the world is routing around the U.S. DOD and
    ITU structures. Those are out-dated, meat-space
    structures which do not apply in cyberspace
    or outerspace. ICANN will be ignored as people
    move away from such structures.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    From http://www.IETF.INFO in cyberspace
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 05 2004, @08:53AM (#14284)
    From http://www.IETF.INFO in cyberspace
    one can see what is happening in meat-space
    to the IETF.

    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-lyons-pr oposed-changes-statement-00.txt

    "It is time to incorporate the IETF"

    "Further, a recent judicial decision in the United States
    called into question the basic notion of a "Request for
    Comments." The court appeared to view these documents,
    which are used to promulgate formal Internet standards, as
    simply a continuing dialogue, rather than a standards
    document. It appears desirable to start a new formal
    document series with a more appropriate name to address
    this situation."

    "As IETF members are well aware (and persons attending and
    participating in IETF activities may be viewed as
    "members"), intellectual property rights (IPR), and how
    they are managed, are also important subjects for
    discussion and negotiation. The IETF corporate entity
    should clarify ownership rights, and limitations, in
    material contributed to the IETF process."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    What is REALLY Happening Behind the Scenes
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 05 2004, @09:02AM (#14286)
    What is really happening behind the scenes is
    that many people want OUT of the IETF and ISOC
    mess. They want to be free to capitalize on
    their new inventions, without dictators like Cerf
    crushing the life out of them.

    http://www.internetanniversary.com/Technical_Sessi ons.html

    http://www.internetanniversary.com/Speakers_Bios.h tml#Kahn
    "In his recent work, Dr. Kahn has been developing the concept of a digital object architecture as a key middleware component of the NII. This notion is providing a framework for interoperability of heterogeneous information systems and is being used in several applications such as the Digital Object Identifier (DOI). He is a co-inventor of Knowbot programs, mobile software agents in the network environment."

      "Lawrence G. Roberts is the Founder, CEO of Anagran and Founder, Vice Chairman of Caspian Networks. Anagran is develping the next generation IP router. At Caspian Networks he has designed and built an IP Flow Routers, a new QoS capable type of Internet router."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    The Same Old IETF Double Speak
    by Anonymous on Tuesday October 05 2004, @09:06AM (#14287)
    http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-lyons-pr oposed-changes-statement-00.txt

    "Note from Author: The Author of this memo provided legal
    counsel to CNRI with respect to the IETF Secretariat
    functions from 1987 through 1997. While the Author
    continues to provide legal advice and guidance to the
    Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI) on a
    variety of other legal matters, the thoughts expressed in
    this memo are those of the Author and do not necessarily
    represent the views of CNRI."
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