>Last I understood, Part-15 was also a "Non-Profit". That's the "sham"
Although .org domain names are traditionally reserved for non-profit institutions, there is nothing within ICANN policy preventing a for-profit organization from registering a .org domain A quick who-is of Part-15.org & WISPCON.info outputs the following: Registrant: Prime Directive Corp. P.O. Box 157 North Aurora, IL 60542 US Domain Name: PART-15.ORG Administrative Contact : Prime Directive Corp [EMAIL PROTECTED] PO BOX 157 NORTH AURORA, IL 60542-0157 US Phone: 630-906-0323 Fax: 630-906-0323 Registrant: Prime Directive Corp. P.O. Box 157 North Aurora, IL 60542 US Domain Name: WISPCON.INFO Administrative Contact : Prime Directive Corp [EMAIL PROTECTED] PO BOX 157 NORTH AURORA, IL 60542-0157 US Phone: 630-906-0323 Fax: 630-906-0323 A lookup in the State of Illinois Corporation/LLC Database shows Prime Directive, Inc as a FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION with Michael Anderson (Bullit) as the President http://cdsprod.ilsos.net/CorpSearchWeb/CorporationSearchServlet?fileNumber=5 9278304&sysId=CD&nameType=MST While there's nothing wrong with running a for-profit industry association / show (ISPCON, Shorecliff's Broadband Wireless World, Jupiter Media, etc), I have an ethical issue when the for-profit group tries to generate "goodwill" by marketing itself as a not-for-profit trade group when it's express purpose is to maximize shareholder (in this case Michael Anderson) profits. So, in comparing Part-15 vs. WISPA, it is worth noting that Part-15 is an opportunistic for-profit entity focused on capitalizing market share in the WISP industry (can you fault them? I mean, all of us are for-profits), and WISPA is a LEGITIMATE NOT-FOR-PROFIT focused on representing the WISP industry as a whole With that in mind, you should be able to make an intelligent & informed decision on who/where to give your money to -Charles ------------------------------------------- CWLab Technology Architects http://www.cwlab.com -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/