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[Fwd: [IFWP] The powers of the board]
Jeffrey A. Williams
CEO/DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.
Contact Number: 972-447-1894
Address: 5 East Kirkwood Blvd. Grapevine Texas 75208
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>That's a hard question to answer. So much of the information about the
>Board and its actions disseminated on this list or reported in the media
>has been provided by paid agents of NSI, some of whom did not reveal that
>relationship when providing or characterizing the information.
And a lot of the information about the board and it actions came directly
from people NOT paid by NSI who attended meetings and watched them, from
reporters who are NOT paid by NSI, and from the words of the board members
themselves on mailing lists (which I would like to encourage more of, since
that is one definite way to "circumvent" those horrible NSI paid agents,
shills, and even worse *gasp* employees) and/or their spokespeople.
There is plenty of information from which to make an informed decision, and
most of us have enough brain cells to sift through propaganda (perceived or
"real") disseminated by any party. I'm personally getting very tired of
this being set up as a bipartisan system. The issues are FAR more complex
than "who gets .com." Could we maybe focus on the issues rather than the
"communists are hiding in my bathtub" rhetoric?
And no, I am not paid by NSI or ICANN or Berkman Center or IBM or AOL or
PSI or the evil Karl or Joe Sims ad nauseum although to promote full
disclosure, I must admit that NSI bought me a drink or two during the
infamous IFWP meetings. I feel they were for medicinal purposes only.