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RE: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting
Again, my original question - what was the decision criteria for having a meeting in Singapore? Why not Toronto or LA or Mexico City or the Caribbean? Why Singapore - that is my question? Like I said, I appreciate the real video connection, but why Singapore?
I meant I am new to this discussion group. I have been following the progress of all of this for a long time. As the owner of an (small) Internet consulting firm, and now as a Ph.D. candidate and adjunct faculty at SUNY Albany.
From: Bob Allisat [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 19, 1999 9:21 AM
To: Michael Gendron
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; Ben Edelman; email@example.com
Subject: RE: [Membership] Remote Participation in the Singapore Open Meeting
I, Bob Allisat, wrote:
+ The so-called International meetings remind me
+ of the IOC Olympic corruption. It's a show on the
+ road seeking fat contributions and attracting all
+ the most sorted lawyer, Corporate TM types and
+ regular cast of ICANN/IAHC cretins. All of whom
+ generally ignore any and all input that deviates
+ from their silly commercial, think big agenda.
+ It's all a sham Clare. And Ben's Berkman Centre
+ is just one of the co-conspirators. They ain't
+ listening to me or to anyone not in 100% agreement.
Michael Gendron commented:
= OK, I am relatively new to this discussion, but what gives...it
= sounds rather caustic.
So it is Michael. This conflict has been going on for
nearly five (5) years. And I've been following this
entire mess every step of the way. Whenever there is
the remotest hope of consensus and resolution the same
old crowd push their same old, stupid solutions in the
way. With their meaningless, globe trotting conferences,
endless variation of ACRONYMS but generally constant
theme: we tell you what to do. And what they want to
do isn't very pretty.
There will be no new inexpensive, independantly operated
Domain Names, no abundance of IP Addresses, no easy to
understand or fair to the average citizen regulations and
no democratic or popular input in decision making. There
will be policies forced into place by a small number of
corrupt insiders. Policies that favour large corporations
and Trademark holders. There will be a continuation of the
artificial scarcity of IP Addresses and only a handful of
centralized and wildly expensive New Domain Names.
The same people pushing all of these things will be the ones
making in all that money they are setting themselves up to be
the sole recipients of. Because, surprise, surprise, this is
singularly and entirely about money and the power to determine
who will/will not make money. And average citizens like me
will be the suckers left holding the bill. Again. Just like
we are right now. Not f*cking likely and over my dead and
mutilated body. Having come this far I just think my future
is ruined enough to try and make events unfold in directions
other than those that will lead to our collective and my
personal demise. Sound caustic? Is caustic. Must be caustic.
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