don't fall victim to FUD was Re: action: Santa Clara CA & Montgomery MD

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 . . ."

On Monday afternoon I interviewed Ira Magaziner and brought up this issue.
On Monday evening I posted to the IETF list Ira's statement to me that
development was mistaken and assignment should have been used.

On Feb 25 Scott Bradner posted the a separate denial from IRA to IETF list:

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.

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.

then you should like the green paper.

randy