In a message dated 20/06/2003 20:57:05 GMT Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
At 02:42 PM 6/20/2003 -0500, Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Ever wonder why a consortium needs to be private
>if all of the competitors of worth are members?
>Who or what is the monster to be feared in this
That's the best question I've seen asked on this subject in a very long time.
I suspect that at least one aspect of the answer to the question of why a private consortium is fairly straightforward - to provide a funding mechanism.