From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Aug 16 2000 - 12:39:20 PDT
For immediate release:
August 16, 2000
Beberg Launches Decentralized ICANN Lobbying Effort
Announces Intention to Run for ICANN
SANTA CLARA -- Adam Beberg, general Internet hooligan, AIM user,
and founder of Distributed.net and Mithral.com has announced
his candidacy to run for the ICANN board. Under the current
election rules, Beberg can upstage any of the 4 North American
nominees by garnering 2% of the activated members of his/her
geographic region. In this case, Beberg is vying for the
North American Region which covers every thing from Silicon
Valley to Boston, Quebec to Cancun.
August 14th was the last day for an individual to submit
his/her name to ICANN as a candidate for member-nomination, and
the 15th through the 31st is the window for Beberg to garner
the needed 20 or so member nominations.
Beberg is best known for his involvement in the Distributed.net
project which spawned a thousand clones includine SETI@Home, YETI@Home,
Cancer@Home, as well as a variety of commercial ventures. This
is done through software that allows Internet users to participate in
large-scale computational projects such as vaccine
research, computer graphics rendering, financial
simulations, Internet databases, and many others. Using
the power of Internet-connected computers working
together, these types of programs can tackle problems previously
"Adam has embarked on this journey to demonstrate to
Nelson Minar and Brian Behlendorf that popular power
doesn't necessarily have to mean 'computing power'," says
Regina Schuman, VPIC (Vice President in Charge). "When
our company was evaluating the multitude of distirbuted
computing projects that would uniquely fit our data mining
of all the privacy data we bought from Real, Doubleclick,
and Yahoo! to best determine what people were looking
for in a vice-presidential candidate, his latest venture
stood out from the crowd. We decided to drop a couple
millon on his pipe dream, but unfortunately,
his high moral standing and genuine concern for the health,
well being, and happiness of the beast that has become the
Internet led him to refuse the investment to prevent a
conflict of interest if he wins the ICANN election."
Professor LL, who preferred to remain anonymous, but left
his Stanford Law School signature on the bottom of his
email was quoted as saying, "Beberg? Who's that? He
doesn't have a chance."
Beberg hopes to take advantage of the pro-Napter, anti-Carnivore
crowd to create a groundswell of support for his candidacy.
"I encourage you to visit the ICANN site and elect a fellow
FoRKer into the ranks," Beberg was quoted as saying at a
recent fundraiser in the heart of Orange County.
For more information, please visit the ICANN At-Large membership
elections site http://www.icann.org/at-large/at-large.htm
Or, please write your local Beberg party official.
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