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    "ICANN gives us a pretty unique opportunity" ???
    by Anonymous on Monday May 23 2005, @04:00AM (#15331)
    "ICANN gives us a pretty unique opportunity"  ???[1]

    This statement, from one of the ICANN apologists
    is yet another indication of how people have been
    duped by the ICANN machine. Look at what it says.
    "ICANN gives". ICANN is now this faceless organism
    that "gives". It gives out opportunities. ICANN
    is now portrayed as some sort of closed society
    that people approach and it gives out
    opportunities. Joe Sims and the rest of the
    ICANN insiders must really be laughing all the
    way to the bank on this one. "ICANN takes" is more
    accurate. ICANN does not give anything. Not even
    the RIRs get their address space for FREE. The
    rent is going up on that cyberspace, as ICANN
    figures out how to tax it.

    "ICANN gives us a pretty unique opportunity"  ???

    [1]https://ssl.cpsr.org/pipermail/governanc e/2005-May/002798.html

    "A good way to influence an organization is from the inside...  ICANN
    gives us a pretty unique opportunity via the nominating committee
    process.  I am a member of this year's committee, as are Jeanette and
    Frannie, plus about 20 others.

    We will select people to join a number of ICANN's policy making
    bodies, including the board."
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re:"ICANN gives us a pretty unique opportunity" ??
    by Anonymous on Monday May 23 2005, @04:08AM (#15332)
    "ICANN's policy making bodies, including the board."

    Study the history. The ICANN Board, sans Cerf,
    and the rest of the bodies do not run ICANN.

    Vinton Cerf selected Joe Sims to be Jon Postel's
    attorney. They make the decisions. They decide
    which of Postel's cronies get funding from the
    various revenue streams.

    The ICANN Board is purely window dressing. They
    have never made any decisions that matter, as a
    Board. They rubber stamp decisions that come from
    the closed inner circles, packaged as consensus.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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