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Re: Tomatoes for Verisign at NANOG 29

  • From: Owen DeLong
  • Date: Thu Oct 16 15:05:36 2003

Agreed. I plan to wear a red shirt and bring a tomatoe. The tomato will
sit quietly on the table near me. It will not be used as a projectile
no matter how much Verisign tries to convince me it should. Really.
I will not throw the tomato at Verisign no matter how much they deserve it.

Wayne is right. For this to have the desired effect, we need to make it
a peaceful and symbolic protest, not a brawl.


--On Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:36 -0700 "Wayne E. Bouchard" <[email protected]> wrote:

Just a brief statement that kinda goes without saying but I'll say it

Although I'm not going to be there personally, I do intend to watch
the netcast.

I would just ask (and I'm sure merit folks share this) that despite
the actions that have been taken by verisign and the conflicts etc,
that people please be curteous and not just outright harrass their
representatives but allow them to make their presentation as they
intend. (The last thing we need to do is lend credence to the
statements that have been made in the press regarding this community.)

On Thu, Oct 16, 2003 at 11:19:59AM -0700, JC Dill wrote:
Dan and Owen, I nominate you two for the tomato acquisition and
distribution committee.

To recap:  At NANOG 29 in Chicago, on Monday October 20th at 9:15 am a
session on "VeriSign's Wildcard Record: Effects and Responses" will be
held, with Mark Kosters and Matt Larson from VeriSign and Suzanne Woolf
from ISC:


If you are attending NANOG 29, please attend this session and wear a red
shirt.  If possible, please buy/bring a tomato.  Take your tomato to the
front of the room and place them in a pile before Verisign, to make it
absolutely clear how you feel about Verisign's wildcards and
sitefinder.  Please do not throw your tomatoes.

I wish I could be there!

Now to make sure that someone with clue from the Chicago Sun Times and
the  Chicago Tribune are both there, with photographers.  Does anyone on
this  list have any contacts at either of these papers?

Wayne Bouchard
[email protected]
Network Dude