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    The REAL ICANN Objectives for "monkeys"
    by Anonymous on Friday August 12 2005, @06:29AM (#15846)
    "In brief, these objectives are to ensure the stability and security of the DNS; promote competition; support the policy making role of the supporting organizations and advisory committees and conduct outreach to promote education and use concerning the DNS."

    The REAL ICANN Objectives
    "experiment with an infinite number of monkeys"

    1. Franchise .COM Registrars and collect fees from BOTH the .COM Registry and the Registrars. Sweet!

    2. Operate the .NET Registry and out-source the real work to Verisign and collect kick-backs for all of the transactions. Sweet!!

    3. Prevent any real competition to the TLDs given to Jon Postel's (DARPA, DOD) cronies and the Northern Virginia [CIA-NSA] Internet Society which now funds the Postel Worker's Labor Union. Sweet!!!

    4. Create a distraction to keep people from noticing what really goes on at the RIRs created by Jon Postel's (DARPA, DOD) cronies. Sweet!!!!

    5. Help Verisign, Neustar and other Northern Virginia spooks to recruit bobble-heads and cerf-monkeys to participate in global face-to-face
    road-shows to create the illusion of participation to distract governments while the real deals are developed in other places in cyberspace. Sweet!!!!!

    http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/select/ 1098/int.html

    POSTEL: It's perfectly appropriate to be upset. I thought of it in a slightly different way--like a space that we were exploring and, in the early days, we figured out this consistent path through the space: IP, TCP, and so on. What's been happening over the last few years is that the IETF is filling the rest of the space with every alternative approach, not necessarily any better. Every possible alternative is now being written down. And it's not useful.

    DEERING: Exactly.

    CERF: I think Don's [Heath] point, though, may actually have some pretty important implications. If the entropy becomes too severe and the system is not sustainable, then it will force us to do something. It may mean something is discontinuous, which we've done before.

    DEERING: Whatever happens, the Web will be kept working; it's the dominant application. What we're seeing is people proposing new applications built on top of HTTP, because it goes through the firewalls or it's universally available, and, in fact, IP gets relegated to a single roll as a layer 2 technology. HTTP is the universal connectivity.

    Concerning your [Postel's] comment about filling up the space, there is this story about an experiment with an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters generating the works of Shakespeare. Well, we've done the experiment; we've deployed an infinite number of typewriters and what they're [generating] is protocol specs.

    CERF: We're getting the Shakespearean equivalent of "To be or not to be, that is the grzzornay."
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