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    Fausett
    by Anonymous on Saturday June 22 2002, @04:06PM (#7386)
    But seriously.

    What has happened to Bret Fausett? It's not just this one issue, but almost everything for the past few months.

    Bret has gone from an astute critic of ICANN to one of their most rabid supporters.

    Honestly, it's as if he's typing whatever Dave Crocker or Kent Crispin tell him to.

    Is it just me?
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    Re: Fausett
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Saturday June 22 2002, @07:37PM (#7389)
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    No, it's not just you, though comparing him to Crispin and Crocker is out by orders of magnitude. I've noticed that Bret from time to time seems a bit slow on full disclosure, but that's a concept Crispy Crock wouldn't recognize if they found it in their cereal.

    I'm a bit peeved about this and this, for example. I mean, who the hell cares if the applicant wants to give excess funds to charity? Is it better to pay top management obscene salaries? Is it better to be like NeuLevel and have the CEO hire a relative to do fancy interior decorating? Is it better to be like Veri$ign and spend it on campaign contributions? If, and I know it's a big if, the successful .org bidder can charge less wholesale than Veri$ign does for comnet, and still show a profit, and then choose to put some of that profit into good works, where's the harm? No harm, no foul. Full disclosure: I have zero personal or financial interest in any .org bid. -g

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    Re: Fausett
    by Anonymous on Sunday June 23 2002, @06:44AM (#7399)
    Come on you Troll. Fausett is one of the most credible ICANN watcher's out there. Just because he isn't shouting CONSPIRACY! at every turn, doesn't mean what he has to say is wrong. Give the guy some credit and actually read what comes out ICANN and its reports. ICANN isn't perfect, far from it, but once in a while they do some things that are good, make sense, and with attention to diverse viewpoints. Perhaps Congress shook them up last week.

    You have to be a real Netkook to think that Fausett has gone overboard, or just plain misinformed. Learn something before you spout off.
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