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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by hofjes on Wednesday June 26 2002, @05:27AM (#7475)
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    I don't like Vint Cerf because I believe he is arrogant and past his time.

    With that said, however, I don't understand these allegations. Vint Cerf is responsible for Worldcom's Internet architecture. I would imagine he is just largely a figurehead. He is not CFO, nor does he likely manage or review accounting numbers. Worldcom's bad practices have nothing to do with Cerf.

    So many bad things can be said of Mr. Cerf, and there are so many legitimate reasons he should step down as chair of ICANN. All of those legitimate criticisms are diluted by the specious allegations in the post to which I am responding.

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by Buckshot6 on Wednesday June 26 2002, @12:07AM (#7466)
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    Looks like *someone* is going to JAIL over this WorldCom mess, just like Enron!

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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by RFassett on Wednesday June 26 2002, @04:13AM (#7472)
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    when DoC announced publicly last fall that it was "unlikely" that transfer of the root-server system to ICANN would take place, everthing else related to the MoU stopped in its tracks (such as continued fostering of competition). ICANN then started down this path of "reformulating" itself to basically get to the same place as if it had the root server system under its control (and the hammer that comes with it). If my take here is indeed the motivation behind ICANN's actions, is this a breach of its fiduciary responsibility? I do not find the timing of a "case for reform" and DoC's announcement of retaining control of the root server system as mere coincidence. Just my opinion, unconstructive or otherwise.
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    Re: WorldCom's down -- and Cerf's up
    by fnord (reversethis-{moc.oohay} {ta} {k2yorg}) on Wednesday June 26 2002, @08:11PM (#7515)
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    Hmmm, apparently Billy Tauzin's staff is in a huff because Martha Stewart reran a show with him as the guest cook. And Billy has been ICANN watching. In my book, that's far less than 6 degrees of separation (mebbe he was cooking Kevin bacon). And the Auerbach suit leads some to believe ICANN is cooking its books. Y'see it all fits together, it is a conspiracy. -g
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