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    To Summarize
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 08 2001, @09:12PM (#3473)
    To Summarize

    All of the companies who paid $50,000 last year
    and who were told to sit on the side-lines to let
    their competitors try to figure out how to write
    software to run registries, have no reason to go
    and if they did, no place on this fabricated
    self-importance agenda. That defuses one
    potentially vocal group who could rightfully be
    pointing out that ICANN allowed their competitors
    to spend a year and drop the ball, yet emerge
    with pockets full of people's cash.

    The individual people who have been taken in
    by these charletons, of course, also have no
    reason to show up, and if they did, they would
    probably be viewed as a security threat to all of
    the important people being invited. Group two is
    therefore defused.

    Finally, one has to wonder what will really be
    happening. The plan is now clear. Somewhat
    high-level, clueless, government officials will be
    brought in, and of course will not see the first group
    of companies who were robbed of $50,000 and a
    chance to compete, and will not see the second
    group of vocal individuals who have been taken to
    the cleaners. These government officials will see the
    high-level large corporation lobbyists entertained
    by a cast of the usual suspects (techies), who
    will preach doom and gloom about how faulty their
    software is in the wrong hands.

    This of course will result in the government officials
    seeing a smoothly run ICANN meeting, with the
    usual one-party view (Cuba here we come), and
    everyone will depart after being told that the
    expert techies need to handle their faulty software
    and of course be one of the main groups paid from
    the amateur DNS roll-outs of TLDs.

    Meanwhile, the real Internet community, is carefully
    left out of the plan, yet, reports from the meeting
    will be that the agenda and conclusions were
    supported by the entire Internet community. Yep,
    all 20 of the usual suspects, that is the Internet
    Community. The rest of the world are just spectators.
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Re: Stuart Lynn tackles Home Defense
    by Anonymous on Thursday November 08 2001, @10:33PM (#3474)
    The Internet was created out of the governments desire to build a network able to withstand the effects of a Nuclear War!

    What can these bunch of knuckleheads possibly accomplish let alone take up the issue of security?

    Nothing, other than continuing in their role at all costs as the monopolistic gatekeeper.

    It's security allright, JOB SECURITY!

    The Plan:
    Stall , Entrench, Profit!!
    Get the 5x10?

    Watch closely maybe you will catch the boardsquatters making a presentation
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @04:50AM (#3480)

    Where is the public disclosure of all of the ICANN
    staff salaries ?

    What on earth do the ICANN staff do all day ?
    They have no servers, rarely get involved in
    any discussions on the net, have volunteers
    running their web sites. What does the staff do ?
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]
    Did anyone really expect a meaningful ICANN agenda
    by Anonymous on Friday November 09 2001, @02:18PM (#3494)
    Did anyone really expect a meaningful ICANN agenda ?

    Did people expect to see topics like:

    ICANN Board explains where the 50,000 .BIZ names are

    ICANN Board explains how many of the .INFO names
    went to .INFO insiders
    [ Reply to This | Parent ]

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