Hasn't it been said that ICANN should be there to keep governments
from taking over the Internet? So ICANN created the GACC
http://www.icann.org/committees/gac/ which is the committee where
governments get to tell ICANN what they want it to do. (Tony
Rutkowskii had a field day roasting ICANN when it did that.) The
Australian Government allegedly paid for the GACs expenses from 1999
onward. But now ICANN has decided to reimburse one of its
governments (the australian) for the cost of maintaining the very
group that ICANN was allegedly created to protect the internet from.
Thus we have http://www.icann.org/minutes/prelim-report-13aug02.htm
There ICANN informs the rest of us.
Resolved [EC02.8] that the President is authorized to provide
reimbursement to the Australian Government for its actual costs of
providing chair and secretariat services to the GAC, in a total
amount not to exceed US$75,000, for the period ending 15 November
2002, after which alternative arrangements by the GAC to provide
these functions can be implemented.
Want to find out what the GAC wants ICANN to do? Lots of luck. Only
governments allowed to attend THOSE meetings.
"the value of trust" (TM) - oh but wait, that's Verisign's trademark.
What was it Stef said about Stuart Lynn and company heading for the cliffs?
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