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Re: If you have nothing to hide

  • From: Jeffrey Haas
  • Date: Mon Aug 05 13:50:20 2002

On Mon, Aug 05, 2002 at 09:03:03AM -0400, Len Rose wrote:
> The IETF/IAB/ISOC and other bodies historically have been all the 
> leadership the net needs, let's not be so quick to hand over the reigns to
> people who don't have the best interest of the internet itself in mind.

The above entities don't really have much to say about "leadership"
except in a very general way.  Much like open-source programmers
operate, theres a certain amount of guidance by those who have
the patience, the ego or the visibility to direct a wildly diverse
group of people who want to contribute.  These organizations
generally work because they are mostly composed of reasonable people
who want reasonable outcomes.  Those who aren't reasonable are hopefully
shouted down.

The U.S. government would prefer to deal with something a little
more concrete than this.

I'm rather frightened that it will create the organization it wants
to deal with and impose it upon us.

> Len

-- 
Jeff Haas 
NextHop Technologies




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