I think Bret plays/presents a fair platform-for-advocacy.
He has provided
a fair blog where one can comment freely, and from my experiences
Much like 'Icann Watch' dose here. (KooDoos for Icann
In all Bret's efforts are regarded with respect; within and without (outside)
Icann and its Audience.
In my opinion, Tucows - is just one (1) example of how the "Wall Streets"
[Financial Markets] are shaping the Internet, by sequestering (expropriating)
the Rights-of-the-People to set the terms of the Net.
In my opinion, Icann is out of control, they continue to have a 'Let them eat
Cake' attitude, with a lesafair disposition to the Commerce Committee.
The Commerce Committee itself has had a lesafair disposition toward Icann,
which has allowed an environment of business-inducement (corruption of
Governmental oversight). In part because of their (The Commerce Committee
Members) ties to Wall Street.
[ http://www.icannatlarge.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t= 416 [icannatlarge.com]
The Circle is complete with-or-without, Bret or Us. - So Bret's presence
'In-the-Tent' as he said: "... ICANN meetings really are mostly for show, as
I've argued for some time, with the results mostly fixed in advance, ... " may
be just for show, but his 'actions' [ the actual appearances and participation]
is critically important in advocating [demonstrating] that their is a sector of
opinion that lies outside Icann.
Good-Show Bret, and thank you for
providing Lextext as a sounding-board for both sides of argument.
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