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Re: [ga] About GA membership again......
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On 27-Mar-2000 Christopher Ambler wrote:
> There is every reason to recognize those. If for no other reason, then
> Jon Postel caused a number of individuals and companies to spend
> good resources in time and money based on his request to show working
> code previous to process.
All I have to say to this is that you should have made sure that he indeed had
the authority he was claiming to have. You shouldn't get any higher standing
at the expense of those who have followed the authorized process because of
Dr. Postel's mistakes. Why should they be penalized for Dr. Postel's false
actions? (Presuming of course that these actions can be laid at his feet,
which I am not sure I concede right now).
> Those who say that nothing was guaranteed are flat our wrong. Simon
> has shown, in letters and postings from Jon, that IANA did indeed give
> assurances and rough timetables to those involved.
Guarantees are only as good as the person giving them. In this case, there may
have been a guarantee, but it wasn't worth the paper it was or was not written
> We're not talking about grandfathering here, we're talking about simply
> recognizing and acknowledging the facts of history.
The history bears out that this process was as unauthorized as the IAHC effort.
William X. Walsh <email@example.com>
Fax: 877-860-5412 or +1-559-851-9192
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