[discuss] /1net Steering/Coordination Commitee
kichango at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 19:27:12 UTC 2013
Well, well... now that you both mention it, I have to say I'm feeling
staggered right now ;)
But hey, to each stakeholder group their own business.
On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 7:16 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> I must say to my colleagues in the business community, I could not imagine
> a worse blunder than to stack all 5 positions on a Coordinating committee
> concerned with global Internet governance with 5 Americans or
> representatives of American corporations.
> Considering that US pre-eminence, either through the IANA contract or via
> NSA surveillance, is both a precipitant and a topic of the meeting, this
> selection of representatives reaches a level of transnational tone-deafness
> that is truly staggering. Do you have any idea what message you are sending
> to the rest of us? Really, now, the ICC BASIS was unable to come up with a
> _single_ small business, not a single Indian or Chinese or Korean or
> European or African entrepreneur? Heck, do they even _have_ businesses in
> those places? ;-)
> If I were 1net, I would send this list back to with two words: get real.
> ** from Business:
> 1. Aparna Sridhar, Telecom Policy Counsel, Google
> 2. David Fares, Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century
> 3. Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies mCade
> 4. Sarah Wynn-Williams, Manager, Global Public Policy, Facebook
> 5. Paul Mitchell, Senior Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
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