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Subject: RE: [ga] Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] AfriNIC Moving Closer to Final Recognition as an RIR
From: "Bill Nichols"
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 01:22:08 -0500
Jeff -- please understand that I was not responding to the specifics of the 
case but the language/positioning you used.  The particular phrase I quoted  -- 
"You are either part of the solution or part of the problem" -- is specifically 
a way of addressing an issue that eliminates most ways of solving a problem 
among multiple constituencies.  

Spam sucks, no doubt.  We've got to continually work on ways of slowing it down 
or limiting it.  There is no way we're going to eliminate it anytime soon.  
That said, I'm not sure I want to play in a wired world where the ability to 
abuse your anonymity is not available -- if the government or some other entity 
can track me down no matter what ... that's certainly not an open net or 
society.  If we want to build a world where most folks don't have to deal with 
the idiots who are either financially scamming (spammers, phishers, etc.) or 
spreading sick idealogies (Islamist extremists, KKK/neo Nazis, etc.) we have to 
create tools, educational pathways, standards, common practices among 
developers, etc. that limit the ability of the idiots to spread their messages. 
At this point, my 11 year old son is far more sophisticated than many of my 
business colleagues -- scary but true.

Basically, those of us who are more savvy in the ways the technology and 
corresponding community interfaces are evolving have a tremendous 
responsibility.  I've been floating around out here since the early 70's.  
There's been an incredible amount of evolution in the entire biosphere.  It's 
getting to be time where those of us who been out here a while need to take 
responsibility for a couple of very simple points: 1) most people on the planet 
have not been our here for a long time, many are very new, 2) the influence of 
the medium and technology is definitionally changing many aspects of society.

This is getting *way* off topic, if anyone is interested in following up in a 
different venue, I'm game...

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Williams [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 2:48 AM
To: Bill Nichols
Cc: Paul Wilson; [email protected]; [email protected]; General
Assembly of the DNSO; Kathy Smith; Ruchika Agrawal; Robin Layton; Ranji
de Silva; Paul Twomey
Subject: Re: [ga] Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] AfriNIC Moving
Closer to Final Recognition as an RIR


Bill and all,

  I can understand  your concern, but respectfully disagree with your a
"Over the top" conclusion.  Spam is everyone and every organizations
problem and if to be eradicated, requires every internet user/stakeholder,
either individual or organization and/or RIR in this instance to eradicate
UCE Spam.  Hence Paul's remarks were dismissive at least and
in our members as well as the law in some countries, far "Over the top"
and therefore entirely unreasonable...

Bill Nichols wrote:

> "You are either part of the solution or part of
> the problem. "
>
> Sorry, but the above statement is simply out of bounds by definition.  It 
> leaves no room for honest disagreement.  Nothing can be done to seriously 
> address an issue as long as this type of approach is utilized.  I don't claim 
> to be even involved in this discussion or to have an opinion, but that phrase 
> is a perfect example of how not to solve problems or issues.  There is no 
> point in discussing anything with an individual who makes such a statement 
> unless they acknowledge that they are "over the top".  Let's try to keep it 
> rational here, please.
>s 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf
> Of Jeff Williams
> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 2:13 AM
> To: Paul Wilson
> Cc: [email protected]; [email protected]; General Assembly of the
> DNSO; Kathy Smith; Ruchika Agrawal; Robin Layton; Ranjit de Silva; Paul
> Twomey
> Subject: [ga] Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] AfriNIC Moving Closer to
> Final Recognition as an RIR
>
> Paul and all,
>
>   To even indicate that an RIR has no authority to address or combat
> UCE spam is to indirectly support spamers whom are in some instances
> terrorist intending do disrupt and confuse stakeholders/users is in effect
> supporting such scourge.  You are either part of the solution or part of
> the problem.  Hence your remarks and opinion below and I can only
> accurately conclude that the opinion of ICANN and the NRO are
> supporters/enablers of UCE Spam and terrorists that are also a part
> of these swine...
>
> Paul Wilson wrote:
>
> > Jeff, it seems that you would propose to entrench the digital divide by
> > punishing all of Africa for alleged crimes of a few Africans.
> >
> > You are fully aware I believe that RIRs have never been given authority to
> > police spam, and therefore have no responsibility whatsoever in that regard.
> >
> > As in other region of the world, spamming activity in Africa is a problem;
> > but it is one which has no bearing whatsoever on the RIR for the region, and
> > certainly no relevance to the approval of AfriNIC.
> >
> > Paul Wilson
> > APNIC
> >
> > Jeff Williams wrote:
> > > All,
> > >
> > >
> > >   Well there went the neiberhood!  Bad decision here.  Given the amount
> > > of UCE spam coming from Africa and in particular IP addresses from
> > > african nations, it would be obvious that AFriNIC is not ready for
> > > prime time yet...
> > >
> > > APNIC Secretariat wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>This message is forwarded on behalf of the NRO:
> > >>
> > >>---------------------------
> > >>
> > >>The Number Resource Organization (NRO) has provided its full support to
> > >>the emergence of the African Network Information Center (AfriNIC) as a
> > >>new Regional Internet Registry (RIR).
> > >>
> > >>The full text of the announcement is available at:
> > >>
> > >>   http://www.nro.net/archive/news/afrinic-2005.html
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Regards,
> > >>
> > >>NRO Secretariat
> > >>
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> > >>
> > >>---------------------------
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> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > --
> > > Jeffrey A. Williams
> > > Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 134k members/stakeholders strong!)
> > > "Be precise in the use of words and expect precision from others" -
> > >     Pierre Abelard
> > >
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> > > liability depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
> > > P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
> > > United States v. Carroll Towing  (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947]
> > > ===============================================================
> > > Updated 1/26/04
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> Regards,
>
> --
> Jeffrey A. Williams
> Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 134k members/stakeholders strong!)
> "Be precise in the use of words and expect precision from others" -
>     Pierre Abelard
>
> "If the probability be called P; the injury, L; and the burden, B;
> liability depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
> P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
> United States v. Carroll Towing  (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947]
> ===============================================================
> Updated 1/26/04
> CSO/DIR. Internet Network Eng. SR. Eng. Network data security
> IDNS. div. of Information Network Eng.  INEG. INC.
> E-Mail [email protected]
>  Registered Email addr with the USPS
> Contact Number: 214-244-4827

Regards,

--
Jeffrey A. Williams
Spokesman for INEGroup LLA. - (Over 134k members/stakeholders strong!)
"Be precise in the use of words and expect precision from others" -
    Pierre Abelard

"If the probability be called P; the injury, L; and the burden, B;
liability depends upon whether B is less than L multiplied by
P: i.e., whether B is less than PL."
United States v. Carroll Towing  (159 F.2d 169 [2d Cir. 1947]
===============================================================
Updated 1/26/04
CSO/DIR. Internet Network Eng. SR. Eng. Network data security
IDNS. div. of Information Network Eng.  INEG. INC.
E-Mail [email protected]
 Registered Email addr with the USPS
Contact Number: 214-244-4827



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