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    How Many People Know What IANA "Tasks" Are ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday November 08 2005, @04:44PM (#16441)
    How Many People Know What IANA "Tasks" Are ?

    You really have to call them "IANA Tasks",
    that will show that you know what Jon Postel
    called them. Even though he was referred to
    as "The IANA" (like the Wizard of OZ), and some
    referred to IANA as a company, it was a favorite
    Postel game to call them "IANA tasks".

    Given they are "tasks", that makes them all
    trivial as stand-alone tasks, and many people can
    do them or one person, or whomever feels like it
    at the moment.

    Between now and any claimed "rebid", you can bet
    that the IETF.ISOC, ARIN and now the NRO.NET
    will be secretly dividing up the "tasks" in
    concert with ICANN. There will be nothing to
    "rebid". It will be another run-around game.
    Postel's cronies love those games, they are
    sport for them.

    Note: David Conrad has recently moved from ARIN
    to ICANN to become the IANA Manager. He was one
    of Jon Postel's main puppets. He knows the games
    very well, and ICANN will no doubt profit from
    the non-profit ventures (or tasks).
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