The Internet would not be anything nearly as successful as it is today had there been no National Science Foundation
Indeed, this collection of Web Pages would not have been possible had various agencies of the United States government, such as DARPA and NSF, not been unstinting supporters.
In recent years, the Internet has taken a life of its own. And major developments, such as, for example the World Wide Web have occurred under other auspices.
The infrastructure of the Internet has become an exceedingly valuable asset.
The legal and political issues around the Internet are highly complex. No nation is in control.
The National Science Foundation is right in the middle of this situation.
And as one would expect, NSF has made some mistakes.
The National Science Foundation is not an organization designed to make highly political, highly sensitive policy decisions.
Yet that is exactly what the NSF has done. And has done so in private, without public input, and without public accountability.
I believe that NSF is substantially harming the Internet, the Domain Name System and the citizens of the United States.
It is my opinion that that the National Science Foundation is acting in violation of a number of laws of the United States.
|I believe that the NSF is violating The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a).|
|I also believe that the NSF is imposing and collecting an indirect sales tax without any authorization from the Congress of the United States|
|I believe that the NSF, without any legislative authorization, has exceeded its powers and has financed the creation of a highly profitable, private, worldwide, unregulated monopoly.|
|Furthermore NSF is on the verge of giving away valuable property to private individuals and corporations without any authorization from the Congress of the United States or any Executive Order.|