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  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Sat Mar 29 22:35:37 1997

On Sat, 29 Mar 1997 14:17:19 CST, Jim Fleming said:
> [4] If ARIN is such a great idea why don't the proposed founders
> 	quit their comfortable jobs, give up their benefits and
> 	U.S. Government funding and start ARIN ? That is what
> 	other people do when they want to start a business.

(a) Some of the proposed founders *WILL* be quitting their comfortable
jobs to go work at ARIN.

(b) "venture capital".  Almost nobody (except for very small mom&pop
operations on the low end) starts a business totally on their own funds.
Why should this be any different?

				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Engineer
				Virginia Tech

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