[dns-operations] ICANN and, was Re: Some DNSSEC trivia
jrhett at svcolo.com
Wed Jan 9 23:12:35 UTC 2008
On Jan 9, 2008, at 2:37 PM, Edward Lewis wrote:
> If a problem exists that requires a solution, it will get done.
> Problems that hang around for years either are not really in need of
> a solution or are really just very hard. Solutions that hang around
> in the wings (whether looking for a problem or thinking they've found
> one) for years might be good ideas but not necessary.
I have worked in many bureaucracies before too. My early career was
a contractor doing SS security networks for NAVSEA. I dealt with a
lot of this.
Yes, some things that are held by bureaucracy are worth holding.
They are minor nits where the lifetime of the problem will be fairly
Many other things are held up for no good reason at all, but a lack
of will to attend the issue. Talk to CIA management about the
bureaucracy created solely to cherry-pick for the US president the
reports he wanted to read. Was this useful for the country as a
whole? I doubt many people believe that, even if you support the
So please don't confuse lack of will in the bureaucracy with lack of
merit of the proposal.
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