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    Lynn is the problem.
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 01 2001, @01:45AM (#1547)
    If Karl wasn't hushed by Vint and the others at every turn (I otherwise generally have great respect for Vint), maybe Karl would be more effective.

    The problem with Lynn is that he is getting tired of all the criticism, but doesn't see any connection between the criticism and ICANN ineffectiveness, insincerity, impropriety, unfairness and self-interest.

    Wake up, Lynn. The incredible majority of the criticism you and ICANN get is entirely with merit.

    You're a person who gets upset with being exposed, but doesn't for a moment shine the lens upon himself.

    "How dare you say we are inconsistent," Lynn arrogantly asks. "How dare you say we are biased," he questions.

    How dare we?? The evidence is in black and white, decision after decision, statement after statement, for anyone with an ounce of intelligence to realize and a pound of honesty to admit.

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    The Ken Stubbs Issue
    by Anonymous on Wednesday August 01 2001, @12:31PM (#1563)

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    Re: Profile of Karl Auerbach in SJ Merc
    by Anonymous on Friday August 03 2001, @09:43AM (#1583)
    Frankly, Karl would be much more effective if he had any help at all from fellow board members ... ain't gonna happen.

    Karl's a good guy, and should certainly be an ICANN Director. However, he's not the right person for the job that must be accomplished. The At Large Membership should have elected someone who would be willing to sleep on the steps of the DoC, congress, and MSNBC, until those entities lent more of an ear.

    Trying to influence the entrenched fatasses on the BoD will not work. The At Large Membership is failing by not banging on the right doors.

    Shlomo Gevault
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    Karl Auerbach should resign from the ICANN Board
    by Anonymous on Friday August 03 2001, @04:49PM (#1586)
    Karl Auerbach should resign from the ICANN Board

    Karl Auerbach is completely ineffective.

    Karl Auerbach is being used by ICANN (Staff and Board)
    as an annoyance and one of the reasons why more
    progress has not been made. Why give ICANN the
    chance to use Karl as a scapegoat ?

    If Karl Auerbach resigns, Vint Cerf will have no
    one to dismiss out of hand. Vint's show will end.
    Then, maybe ICANN will focus on encouraging
    more TLDs in order to regain eyeballs. ICANN is
    losing marketshare quickly. Most people do not
    care what ICANN does at this point. Most people
    never cared what ICANN did.

    Karl Auerbach gives people the impression that
    someone cares and that they should care. That
    care is easily dismissed by the ICANN insiders.
    Karl Auerbach helps to protect the ICANN insiders
    from public scrutiny. He is the Court Jester.

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