De-funding the ITU
John R. Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Sun Jan 13 16:27:45 UTC 2013
>> and going home is likely not worth the trivial amount of money involved.
> Trivial to whom? Is $11M/year trivial relative to the $181M/year ITU
> budget? Relative to the $2M/year IETF budget? Relative to the
> $600K/year budget of NANOG?
Trivial to the US government, who's appropriating the money, of course.
Not trivial to the ITU-R and ITU-D. You know what they are, right?
> This is as much about funding NANOG and the IETF as it is about removing
> 7.7% of the ITU's budget.
If I were trying to think of a way to totally destroy the effectiveness of
the IETF, loading it up with millions of dollars that come with political
strings attached would be about the best one I could imagine. Congrats.
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