.net: Price or “Value”?

The GNSO Council’s .net committee is currently discussing criteria to be used in picking the next registry operator for .net. There’s some discussion about the role that registry-level pricing should play as a crtierion in evaluating the bids: Sho…

The GNSO Council’s .net committee is currently discussing criteria to be used in picking the next registry operator for .net. There’s some discussion about the role that registry-level pricing should play as a crtierion in evaluating the bids: Should the lowest bidder be selected, once baseline technical criteria are met? Or should overall “value” of the proposals (whatever this be) be considered, with price only being a minor factor in this consideration?I’m arguing that either, baseline criteria + price should be used in evaluating bids, or that “value” needs to be defined, quantifiably: If the GNSO decides to say that apples can balance oranges, then it also needs to find a way to compare them.

JPilot and character sets.

Memo to self: jpilot is not particularly smart about recognizing character sets when running on modern Linux systems, such as Fedora. This note points to the configuration option that’s needed.

Memo to self: jpilot is not particularly smart about recognizing character sets when running on modern Linux systems, such as Fedora. This note points to the configuration option that’s needed.

Fedora Core 2

So I couldn’t resist, and upgraded my laptop to Fedora Core 2 — welcome to the better world of Linux 2.6, or so. (This is all on a Thinkpad R40, no dual-boot.) First of all, ACPI seems to work — until you attempt to suspend the laptop, which jus…

So I couldn’t resist, and upgraded my laptop to Fedora Core 2 — welcome to the better world of Linux 2.6, or so. (This is all on a Thinkpad R40, no dual-boot.)First of all, ACPI seems to work — until you attempt to suspend the laptop, which just doesn’t work (or, when done through the /proc interface, requires removal of the battery to restart the computer).So add “acpi=off” to the kernel’s command line, and reboot. APM works better than with FC1 in some areas — X11 doesn’t seem to crash the entire machine any more after suspend/resume! — and worse in others — IRDA doesn’t work after suspend/resume; I’m now trying to fix this by moving the serial driver to a separate module. As usual, USB drivers need to be removed from the kernel before putting the laptop to sleep.Overall, Fedora Core 2 by no means feels like a revolutionary improvement — some of the changes I had to make to FC1 to make it work smoothly are in this version; some other changes are needed.Later: The machine has crashed once, with symptoms that were quite similar to the X11 afterresume crash. So back to 16bpp for now. IrDA works nicely once the serial driver is moved out of the way.

.net: Verisign to ICANN.

Kevin C. Golden to John Jeffrey: Finally, please let this letter serve to advise you both of VeriSign’s intention to participate fully in the process for the selection of the operator for the .net registry, and that VeriSign intends to compete for…

Kevin C. Golden to John Jeffrey: Finally, please let this letter serve to advise you both of VeriSign’s intention to participate fully in the process for the selection of the operator for the .net registry, and that VeriSign intends to compete for the award of the .net Registry Agreement.

ICANN v. VSGN, round 1

Verisign’s case against ICANN basically was thrown out of federal court on Tuesday, with two weeks for Verisign to amend its claims. Part of the suit may end up in California state courts. Bret Fausett lives in the right time zone, and has all the…

Verisign’s case against ICANN basically was thrown out of federal court on Tuesday, with two weeks for Verisign to amend its claims. Part of the suit may end up in California state courts.Bret Fausett lives in the right time zone, and has all the news on this.