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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 fnord
    Re: Fausett
    by RFassett on Sunday June 23 2002, @03:49AM (#7397)
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    the issue of "good works" is another example of the ICANN Board playing the "stability card" when it sees fit to do so. But, they did so prior to the filing deadline and, in a competitive bid process, can only be expected to be brought to light by those applicants that adhered to those that did not. Whether the few people that run the Board have any place dictating business decisions on the part of the registry management team (as part of their responsibility of delegation) is an entirely different fairy tale. In this regard, they continue to not learn from past mistakes.
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    Re: Fausett
    by joppenheimer on Monday June 24 2002, @06:57AM (#7413)
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    > comparing him to Crispin and Crocker is out by orders of magnitude.

    I'm not sure I agree. With Crispy-Crocker you know what you're getting and why.

    Recent postings on the ICANN Blog afford ICANN a stamp of approval from a perceived source of unbiased constructive criticism, which is much more insidious if in fact its neither unbiased nor constructive.

    Bret recently mentioned on the Blog that the DotOrg Foundation is one of his consulting clients.

    I don't know if Bret is merely providing advice or actively lobbying on DotOrg's behalf, but it certainly would not be in DotOrg's best interests if one of its associates were a vocal ICANN critic.

    I'm not questioning Bret's veracity, but even if he's only pushing the Rose-Colored-Glasses-envelope, the clarity of the ICANN Blog is compromised.

    IMHO.

    Judith

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