Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm

John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> Sat, 11 August 2012 17:17 UTC

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Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 13:16:58 -0400
From: John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com>
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Last Call: Modern Global Standards Paradigm
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--On Saturday, August 11, 2012 12:51 -0400 Phillip Hallam-Baker
<hallam@gmail.com> wrote:

>...
> But do not discount the possibility that inducing the US to
> withdraw is the objective of certain parties in this little
> exercise.

Given the fraction of the ITU budget and the even larger
fraction of the T-Sector budget that come from the US and
US-based Sector Members, that would be fairly irrational
behavior for those who wanted to preserve a healthy and
well-staffed ITU.  On the other hand, irrational behavior would
be nothing new in this area so I can't disagree with the
possibility.

    john