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    Re:"He is a dealmaker…I am damned impressed." - Ce
    by Anonymous on Monday May 16 2005, @06:50AM (#15263)
    The "deal" is that Ebbers (a Canadian) will take
    the fall for Cerf, Sidgmore and the others.
    Ebbers will then run things from Club Fed for a
    few months, like Martha and then will be given
    his own Reality TV show with Cerf.
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    Re:"He is a dealmaker…I am damned impressed." - Ce
    by Anonymous on Monday May 16 2005, @07:58AM (#15266)
    Two things that I want to make sure aren't buried in the long post below. First, Susan Crawford notes that changes will be made in the way ICANN and the new .NET registry operator interact. This is a result of the new contract that ICANN will require the .NET successor to sign. Her post -- and the draft contract it describes -- are both well worth reading for folks in the ICANN community. This is the sort of important stuff that too often passes under the radar of many. Second, Milton Meuller writes about one of ICANN community's first experiences with the Ombudsman. Fascinating. I'm eager to read the report itself.

    Why are you going to PC Forum? Fair question. I'm one of the few (practicing) lawyers attending. For most attendees, PC Forum is mostly about making new acquaintances, building new business alliances, making deals. That's not me, or at least not with regard to making deals. I'm under no illusion that someone is going to hire a trial attorney at a technology conference. For me, it's just fun. This is a place to hear about new technologies and new business models. I subscribe to Release 1.0 for the same reason; it's one of the few periodicals in my inbox each month that actually gets read...and usually the same day it arrives.

    On the concept of trust, one panelist noted that trust works well when trusted trustees are in charge, like Esther on the Board of ICANN. A few chuckles, including by Esther, followed by her comment "bad example." In truth, it wasn't a bad example. In spite of all its twists and turns in the early years, I learned to trust Esther on ICANN...and the organization has been better for her participation.
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