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    Bits: Roberts Rules of Wisdom, and More | Log in/Create an Account | Top | 2 comments | Search Discussion
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    Re: Bits: Roberts Rules of Wisdom, and More
    by Anonymous on Friday April 13 2001, @09:08AM (#523)
    Thanks for the warning to put down my coffee cup before reading this.

    Are you sure you are quoting the same Roberts who accused so many of being "arrogant" and "juvenile"? The same Roberts who created an ICANN financial system that is so overbearing that it tries to invoice nations for the use of their own name? The same Roberts who turned a "technical coordination" body of limited scope into a bloated international bureaucracy that creates international laws of intellectual property and that has no problem getting out the message that under ICANN Internet users are no better than third class citizens?

    Let's look at this notion of "excessive altruism":

    One might wonder about the altruistic impulse that apparently struck NTIA when it decided to give .edu, without any public notice or comment, to Educause, a body that has been associated with Mike Roberts. NTIA's lack of open, transparent, or accountable process in its sudden decision about .edu makes one wonder who is in control of their agenda. Certainly it is not the public interest.
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