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"Frankly, if I were Ira Magaziner, I'd accept for consideration a draft from the Devil himself if it met the White Paper's criteria. I wouldn't give a damn who the source is.
-- Peter J. Farmer, Strategies Unlimited

September 6, 1998 - 12:40 A.M. CET
International Forum for the White Paper
Steering Committee
Official Release
In it's most recent teleconference, the Steering Committee of the International Forum on the White Paper (IFWP) was advised that the proposed September 12th -13th "Berkman Center meeting" has been cancelled. A separate release has been issued to that effect.
As a consequence, the IFWP Steering Committee has cancelled the proposed "ratification meeting", which was to be held on September 19th.
The IFWP Steering Committee will consider to facilitate further meetings if something meaningful remains to be done in the context of the White Paper process.
[Michael Schneider on behalf of the IFWP's Steering Committee] 

September 5, 1998 - 11:08 AM EDT
Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Harvard Law School

Because progress is being made in private and ongoing negotiations between two critical (and previously most-at-odds) stakeholders--IANA and NSI--the Berkman Center is cancelling the White Paper compromise and negotiation meeting scheduled for next week, September 11-13. The IFWP Steering Committee (of which we're not a member) is currently discussing the status of the proposed public meeting on September 19 and is the source for any news on that.

We're mindful of the difficulties caused to potential participants by the uncertainties of our meeting; there's been no easy way to nail things down without getting ahead of the one-on-one talks taking place even now among major stakeholders.

Charles Nesson, Larry Lessig, and Jonathan Zittrain
Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School
Tamar Frankel
Boston University



DNS in Congress

Policy statements and Congressional testimony on private sector implementation of the U.S. government Internet White Paper.


International Forum on the White Paper

Meetings in Summer 1998 which culminated with the creation of ICANN.


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