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    Michael, Michael, Michael
    by raid on Saturday October 01 2005, @02:37PM (#16258)
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    Vinton Cerf Can Run But He Can Not Hide at Google
    by Anonymous on Sunday October 02 2005, @04:09AM (#16259)
    Vinton Cerf Can Run But He Can Not Hide at Google

    "ICANN must succeed or Internet will be in jeopardy.  This ought
        to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a
        well-functioning Internet."

    Countries (yes, even socialist countries like China
    and Canada) are not stupid. They can see the
    corruption and hypocrisy of the United States
    where Vinton Cerf and his partner Bernie Ebbers
    are able to steal 11+ Billion dollars from the
    government and the people and manipulate stock
    prices to do it. Bernie Ebbers is in prison.
    Vinton Cerf is now at Google to help inflate their
    stock price. What will Google buy with inflated
    stock value ? Will Google buy Bernie Ebber's
    Worldcom assets, that were bought with inflated
    stock values.

    Do you see the pattern ?

    Vinton Cerf Can Run But He Can Not Hide at Google

    "ICANN must succeed or Internet will be in jeopardy.  This ought
        to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a
        well-functioning Internet."

    http://www.nettime.org/Lists-Archive s/nettime-l-9909/msg00037.html

    On the same day Vint Cerf replied in a message showing the unusual length
    that he was prepared to go to salvage ICANN as an MCI/IBM control vehicle:

        Cerf: "I have talked with John Sidgmore.  We will try to get $500K
        at least "backup" in case nothing else in the way of fundraising
        works.  Mike Nelson, I have copied John Patrick and Irving
        Wladawsky-Berger [Editor: an IBM e-commerce executive] on this
        message, as well as John  Sidgmore. If IBM and MCI Worldcom can
        come up with $1M in "bridge" funding, to be paid back at a later
        time under reasonable terms that will not harm ICANN, then perhaps
        we can begin a new fundraising campaign knowing that we have the
        ability to back up the campaign with a rescue effort in the short
        term.  It will be easier for John Sidgmore to make the case to the
        MCI WorldCom management if IBM is willing to go into this with us
        and split the $1M cost.  Is it possible?

        "I would then launch a campaign with GIP, ITAA, Internet Society,
        and other interested groups on the basis that

        [TD Editor's emphasis]

        *ICANN must succeed or Internet will be in jeopardy.  This ought
        to play well with any company whose stock price is dependent on a
        well-functioning Internet." "Thoughts?"*
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    under whelmed by post
    by ebw on Sunday October 02 2005, @05:55AM (#16261)
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    i can't decide if the poster works out of k street for the usg, milking the "freedom (museum) vs axis of weevils" mantra for the moron market, or out of reston, wraping vgrs in the stars and bars. both appear to map to the same shallow jingoisms.

    this is my last browser click on icannwatch. icann is nearly worthless, and icannwatch now has about the same value. its a marriage of equals.
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    Business groups are being excluded, what about us?
    by KarlAuerbach on Sunday October 02 2005, @07:22PM (#16267)
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    Had business groups protested against the exclusion of internet users from the halls of ICANN then perhaps I would have more sympathy for the exclusion of businesses from WSIS/WGIG.

    At least the WSIG/WGIG allowed businesses and business interests to apply for credentials to attend. We individual users of the internet were not even allowed the privilege of making an application. We were forced to have our views represented by "Civil Society" organizations.
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    Re:Surprising call for censorship
    by Kieren McCarthy on Thursday October 06 2005, @03:26AM (#16299)
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    What rot. This is a controlled website providing authoritative news on ICANN. It is not a free-for-all. The comments section that this comment will appear in is the place for opinion.

    My irritation stemmed from the fact that a highly misleading, palpably untrue article created *entirely* from personal opinion was posted in the same manner and in the same position as normal news stories. This gave it undue prominence and, because of the reputation of this site, imbued it with unjustified credibility.

    It begins: "Perhaps only the French could come up with a plan for Internet governance that is absurd that we look to ICANN as the voice of reason. At this week’s WSIS meetings in Geneva, France pushed the European Union to propose a new Internet Governance plan."

    That isn't news or opinion, it's a simple untruth.

    I felt obliged to point this out to readers and to voice my surprise at the entire posting's appearance on ICANNWatch.


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