[Full-Disclosure] Verisign "responds"
Jonathan A. Zdziarski
jonathan at nuclearelephant.com
Wed Sep 24 16:34:04 BST 2003
Punchcards eh? I guess you do have a decode or two on me. I started
out when TRS-80's had tape decks, around 1982 or so. They had coke
machines back then? =)
I was aware, with everyone else, that everyone knew the government
contract would expire and there was a mild grumble about Network
Solutions taking things over, but I had never expected things would get
to this point. I had hoped that things would end up going a different
direction. The open root server community is the type of group I would
have expected would run the show in the longrun, and it's disheartening
I'm sure for both of us to see such a commercialization of critical
services. Hopefully ICANN will have the guts to stand up to Verisign
and enforce their contract. If there was a monopoly on pork and beans,
I wouldn't mind so much, but it seems to be the porterhouse steak that's
been shanghaied here.
> Suggestion: Read "Ruling the Waves" by Deborah Spar
Looks like a good book, I'll be sure to pick up a copy
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