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From: "Alexandre Dulaunoy" <adulau-ietf(_at_)conostix(_dot_)com>
Could the IETF mailing-list be moderated for off-topics comments ?
The board of trustee of the ISOC is international.
I am not sure how "international" the ISOC Board of Trustees is.
It appears to be a small circle of Vint Cerf's friends to this reader.
Some of the people came directly from MCI. Some of the people
appear to be the chosen ones given TLDs by ICANN. Yes, it
appears that some of the people are not U.S. citizens, and I
suppose that makes them "international", but only with respect to
the United States, whom they all appear to be happy to use as
their Internet audience, as opposed to the people where they live.
My point was simple, I do not think the American people need to
continue to be "used" by these "international" groups. The American
people are quite capable of building their own Internet without the
influence of these people. Likewise, America should have no
obligation or right to intervene in the Internet developments in all the
other countries, unless asked. I do not believe that Americans as a
whole have asked the Internet Society to run their lives.
On October 25, 2001, all Americans will have the technology in
their hands to route around the Internet Society, ICANN and the IETF.
If the Internet Society chooses to censor that view, then they will
likely have a lot of Americans reacting to that censorship. Why Vint Cerf's
ICANN has been allowed to censor the TLD name space is beyond
comprehension. The same can be said for Jon Postel before him. Let's
hope that people empowered in the coming days, come to their collective
senses and end the censorship of the I* organizations.
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