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Re: don't fall victim to FUD was Re: action: Santa Clara CA & Montgomery MD
Gordon Cook wrote: > Dear Nanog list members and Congress people > > Before you get too excercised about Bill Simpson's allegations in the > message below let me provide some context that is missing from Mr. > Simpson's message. On Monday in the IETF mail list considerable anger was > displayed over the statement in the Green Paper that the IANA Policy > Council would > > "coordinate the development of other technical protocol parameters as > needed to maintain universal connectivity on the Internet." > > It was pointed out that the proper function should be to "coordinate the > **assignment** of other technical protocol parameters . . ." Even so, William's fears are not unfounded. I don't like the idea of the US government managing/administering/allocating/assigning or anything else in the Internet. The US government washed their hands of the Internet at the right time, and fair play to them, whilst keeping and grandfatherly eye on the proceedings. The entity being talked about is NOT a US facility anymore, it is a worldwide facility now and the US, or any, government should let the standards and development continue unmolested. I think we have grown up now and the US government can retire fully from the Internet business...... -Steve.