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    ICANN's Insider in Brazil - Vanda Scartezini
    by Anonymous on Monday June 13 2005, @04:18AM (#15557)
    http://www.icann.org/biog_finalselection/scartezin i.htm

    Vanda Scartezini

    Vanda Scartezini is an Electronic Engeneering, Brazilian citizen, graduated in 1970. Since then she has held many management positions in private technology companies and in public institutions. She is the co-founder of Polo Consultores, a Brazilian IT consulting company since 1985. She served as the Brazilian National Secretary of Industrial Technology and as the National Secretary of Information Technology. She was also President of the Brazilian Patent Office. From 2000 until march 2004 she was the Brazilian representative at ICANN GAC. She served as GAC Vice Chair, term ended at March 2004.

    She acted as Brazilian Government representative in many international missions around the world as well as an expert and consultant for institutions like WIPO, UNDP and UNCTAD. Untill last year she taught Intellectual Property at the MBA level in one of the major business academic institutions in Brazil [FGV – Fundacao Getulio Vargas].

    She holds a position in many professional IT entities in Brazil, is a member of the board of four R&D institutions as well as is Vice President of Softex, a Society responsible for the more than 2000 software start ups in the country. She was honoured with many of the major prizes in the Brazilian IT Industry.

    Vanda Scartezini was selected by the 2004 Nominating Committee to an additional term, which runs from the end of the 2004 annual meeting through the conclusion of the ICANN Annual Meeting in 2007.
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    Brilliant: "Autonomous and Independent"
    by Anonymous on Monday June 13 2005, @08:13AM (#15560)
    Brilliant: "Autonomous and Independent" Khan proposed this back in Oct 2004, to operate within a Constitutional framework. http://www.wsis-online.net/smsi/file-storage/downl oad/WGIG%20-%20Final%20Paper%20.doc?version_id=430 055 (See the final pages of his document for the Declarations)
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    From ICANN's BRAZIL Bash at CyberNetExpo.com
    by Anonymous on Monday June 13 2005, @08:39AM (#15563)
    Los Angeles - (May 24, 2005) - The Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection (ASACP.org) is scheduled to be on the "Hot Issues and Problems in the Adult Internet" seminar on Tuesday, June 14th at 1:45 P.M at the Cybernet Expo (http://www.cybernetexpo.com) event in San Diego.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    ICANN.IANA Insiders Dominate UN Meetings in Geneva
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 14 2005, @08:48AM (#15574)
    The Internet Society [with IETF-in-tow], and Jon Postel's cronies are in Geneva Switzerland to
    once again dominate forums with their Cyberspace
    Address Space Leasing business and multi-level-marketing pyramid schemes.

    "The NRO has been supportive of the ICANN model as the most appropriate one to support the further growth and evolution of the Internet. The principle characteristics of this model are those of a lightweight technical coordination function, maximum delegation of responsibility to independent bodies, and the inclusion of the broad spectrum of stakeholders in the overall process. This model has proven well suited to the evolving structure of a global communications community with a significant private sector component, while maintaining openness to civil society and public sector interests."

    [Note: The NRO has not been around very long.
    It was created by three people who make a lot
    of money doing largely nothing leasing IP address
    blocks to suckers. Note the spin that the NRO
    "has been supportive of the ICANN model". How
    is that possible? ICANN pre-dates NRO. How can
    something support ICANN when that something did
    not exist. AH, of course, Jon Postel's cronies
    support ICANN and they are of course the Trustees
    of the RIRs and they now openly conspire to
    restrain trade and game the system via the NRO.
    They now see that people ignore them and they
    and ICANN no longer have any say in address
    space management as the world routes around their
    corrupt little club.]

    Go BRAZIL. You are on the right track seeing how
    corrupt the Internet Society is with their closed
    ICANN.IANA club who now arrives in Geneva to dominate all discussions.
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    Clue to BRAZIL - If Marilyn is There RUN, Run, Run
    by Anonymous on Tuesday June 14 2005, @09:47AM (#15576)
    Clue to BRAZIL - If Marilyn is There RUN, Run, Run

    Another clue: Watch IBM
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Big-Endian and Little-Endian IPv4 Source Addresses
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @04:47AM (#15581)
    Big-Endian and Little-Endian IPv4 Source Addresses

    People in BRAZIL (.BR) can choose whether to use
    Big-Endian and Little-Endian IPv4 Source Addresses. may really be
    in the Source Address Field.

    [1] The adjectives big-endian and little-endian refer to which bytes are most significant in multi-byte data types and describe the order in which a sequence of bytes is stored in a computer’s memory.

    In a big-endian system, the most significant value in the sequence is stored at the lowest storage address (i.e., first). In a little-endian system, the least significant value in the sequence is stored first.

    Many mainframe computers, particularly IBM mainframes, use a big-endian architecture. Most modern computers, including PCs, use the little-endian system. The PowerPC system is bi-endian because it can understand both systems.

    Converting data between the two systems is sometimes referred to as the NUXI problem. Imagine the word UNIX stored in two 2-byte words. In a Big-Endian systems, it would be stored as UNIX. In a little-endian system, it would be stored as NUXI.

    Note that the example above shows only big- and little-endian byte orders. The bit ordering within each byte can also be big- or little-endian, and some architectures actually use big-endian ordering for bits and little-endian ordering for bytes, or vice versa.

    The terms big-endian and little-endian are derived from the Lilliputians of Gulliver's Travels, whose major political issue was whether soft-boiled eggs should be opened on the big side or the little side. Likewise, the big-/little-endian computer debate has much more to do with political issues than technological merits.
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    The ISOC.ICANN.IANA Message..Stay Put - Wait for ?
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @05:33AM (#15582)
    The ISOC.ICANN.IANA Message..Stay Put - Wait for ?

    The smart people of BRAZIL and other countries
    in the world should be given awards (not by Cerf of course) to NOT listen to the ISOC insiders.

    Proof can be found in the 298-page draft report issued in April by the
    National Institute on Standards and Technology called Occupant
    Behavior, Egress, and Emergency Communications. (In layman's terms,
    that's who got out of the buildings, how they got out, and why.) It's
    an eloquent document, in many ways. The report confirms a chilling
    fact that was widely covered in the aftermath of the September 11
    attacks. After both buildings were burning, many calls to 911 resulted
    in advice to stay put and wait for rescue. Also, occupants of the
    towers had been trained to use the stairs, not the elevators, in case
    of evacuation.

    Fortunately, this advice was mostly ignored. According to the
    engineers, use of elevators in the early phase of the evacuation,
    along with the decision to not stay put, saved roughly 2,500 lives.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Stay Put - Wait for the NRO, RIRs and GAC
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @06:00AM (#15585)
    Joint NRO / GAC Roundtable on IP Addressing
    Luxembourg, 10 July 2005

            * Home
            * Agenda
            * Meeting Venue

    The NRO and the GAC will hold a Roundtable meeting on IP Addressing.
    The meeting will be held on Sunday, 10 July 2005.

    The meeting will be held at the Luxemburg International Fair and Conference Centre in co-operation with the ICANN GAC (Governmental Advisory Committee).

    The focus of the discussions will be on Internet governance and management, with particular emphasis on issues of relevance to governments and regulators such as:

            * IPv4 and IPv6 address policies
            * Internet routing
            * Competitive addressing registries

    The draft meeting agenda is available at:

    Venue information:

    On Saturday, 9 July there will be an introduction to IP addressing and the activities of the Regional Internet Registries. This talk is aimed at those who are new to the underlying technologies of IP addressing and who would like a basic overview of the concepts as well as the Regional Internet Registry system.

    To register for the NRO / GAC Roundtable on IP Addressing please visit: shtml
    (Please make sure you tick the "Round-tables [Regional Forum]" box.)

    If you have any questions, or require more information please send an e-mail to: roundtable@ripe.net.
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    BRAZIL is Smart to Not Depend on IANA Hand Jobs
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @08:03AM (#15587)
    BRAZIL is Smart to Not Depend on IANA Hand Jobs

    This is 2005 and they are STILL attempting to
    do everything by hand ? like the way Jon Postel did it ?

    http://www.ripe.net/ripe/maillists/archives/d ns-wg/2005/msg00098.html

    On Fri, 10 Jun 2005, Doug Barton wrote:
    > Thanks again for the opportunity to discuss these issues. I hope that the
    > group finds these answers satisfactory. We are of course happy to discuss
    > this in further detail if desired.

    In the interests of further explanation and clarification, I'd like to
    add some details of these events from VeriSign's perspective.

    First, to be clear, the VeriSign registry database that generates the
    root zone has supported multiple name server names (i.e., A records)
    with the same IP address for some time.  There was never a technical
    restriction on multiple names with the same IP address during these

    On November 11, 2005, VeriSign performed a root zone edit as requested
    by an IANA Name Server Change template for the .FR ccTLD.  The
    template requested name server NAME changes.  A request to change the
    name DNS.PRINCETON.EDU. was included in the template.  As a result of
    the execution of the change, the name DNS.PRINCETON.EDU did not exist
    and had been replaced by C.EXT.NIC.FR.  Considering the template
    semantics, this was the correct result.  It was not, however, the
    result that IANA desired.  After VeriSign discovered the undesired
    results, DNS.PRINCETON.EDU was immediately re-added to the root zone
    by ADDing a new name server.
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    important person fighting against the dictatorship
    by Anonymous on Wednesday June 15 2005, @11:40AM (#15594)
    "important person fighting against the dictatorship"
    No wonder Cerf is running around playing his games.

    Afonso, Carlos

    Rio de Janeiro, Technical Director of RIT (services and capacity-building network of ICTs)

    Carlos Afonso has participated in the evolution of the new ICTs since their introduction in LAC region by promoting and defending the interests of the third sector. He has a broad knowledge of ICT issues, and his experience is transversal to most of the issues related to ICTs: free software, digital inclusion, intellectual property, Internet governance, etc. Carlos Afonso is part of the RITS team, a NGO-oriented services and capacity-building network on information and communication technologies using the Internet as its main medium. In the late 60's he was an important person fighting against the dictatorship in Brazil. He was in exile in Chile, Panama and Canada. This last country adopts him as a Canadian citizen. During the re-democratisation process, Mr. Afonso worked for democratising the access to communications. The amnesty allowed him to return to Brazil. Carlos Afonso and Herbert de Souza (known as Betihno) founded one of the most important Brazilian NGOs, the Brazilian Institute for Social and Economic Analysis, IBASE. Mr Afonso designed, implemented and managed the AlterNex project, the first computer-based communications and information system in Latin America dedicated to serve civil society organizations. He is a co-founder of the Association for Progressive Communications (APC). In 1991-1992, Mr Afonso proposed and coordinated the "UNCED Information Strategy Project in Rio" (UNCED ISP/Rio), first Internet project specifically developed for a UN conference. ISP/Rio's aims were to provide communications and information through the Internet so that organizations which had not been able to come to Rio was able to follow up on the events via the network. Carlos Afonso is also an independent consultant of the UNDP, IDRC, among other organizations. He is author of many books, articles and studies in different languages in relation to Internet development political and social issues. One of his fields of specialization and expertise is Internet Governance and ICANN. Besides his technical knowledge, he has recognized intellectual and political autonomy and broad respect for his ethical and democratic behaviour.

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    "the World's Best Known Brand" .NBC .ABC .CBS ???
    by Anonymous on Thursday June 16 2005, @07:29AM (#15606)
    Olympic Turnaround: From the Brink of Extinction to the World's Best Known Brand

    The Olympics story of the past 20 years offers important lessons about visionary leadership, financial discipline, managing change and corporate brand management. Please join former International Olympic Committee marketing director, Michael Payne, to hear the inside account of one of the most dramatic business turnarounds in the modern era
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    rise of a new class of bureaucrats, the cosmocrats
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 25 2005, @04:49AM (#15685)
    This research contributes to the scholarship in four significant ways. The first is that the Internet Domain Name System and its governance present a new perspective on the discussion of the globalisation of business regulation. The data used to support the analysis has not been previously collated or examined and is presented here to illustrate the extension of the literature and to frame the hypothesis.

    The second is that I have found that national governments have, despite ongoing control within their national jurisdiction, little effective influence over the management and governance of the Domain Name System at an international level. Thirdly, I have found that corporations have significant power to determine the way in which policies for the management of the technical resources of the Internet are discussed, developed to consensus positions, implemented and reviewed.

    Finally, the research has opened up new lines of inquiry into the rise of a new class of bureaucrats, the cosmocrats and their cosmocracy, on which further research continues.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    once freedom is lost, it is lost forever.
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 25 2005, @07:19AM (#15692)

    Q: How are you received at all these U.N. conferences? Are you considered the crazy aunt in the basement no one wants to acknowledge?

    A: Not at all, because I understand their agenda. To be honest, I have had some absolutely hilarious run-ins with major movers and shakers on a global level who, when I level THE question at them, are so dumbfounded, they answer it. Then, they get mad at me or they get mad at themselves for answering it. I'm doing a job, just like you and WorldNetDaily. I'm looking to help the American people understand the threats to our sovereignty, the threats to our freedom, our personal property rights and the fact that we appear to be on the deck of the Titanic and going down. It's up to Americans to make sure that doesn't happen.

    Q: So how do we stop it?

    A: Number one, the battle at this point has basically shifted down to the local, county and state levels. That's where our battle is. Get involved; look around; ask questions; don't be afraid. I believe it is a spiritual battle above all and, therefore, I think it begins with us, with our own humbleness and repentance before God. The bottom line is, once freedom is lost, it is lost forever. It is irretrievable. It would be a lot harder to get freedom once we lost it versus protecting it and saving it while we still have it.
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