[discuss] technical vs societal issues (was: Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013)

Dr. Ben Fuller abutiben at gmail.com
Mon Dec 23 17:36:05 UTC 2013


We had a thread on this subject about a week ago under the subject 

New: How do we dissect Internet governance? [Was: Europe at a tipping point?]

Most took place around the 18th. Youmight find some useful points there.


On Dec 23, 2013, at 4:45 PM, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Not trying to be negative, just realistic and pragmatic. Being under one tent is a good thing, even when is not quite clear who owns and runs the tent, but right now this is like trying to have some important conversations in a bar where all talk at once and the DJ has the music at such a level that you can't almost hear what the other is saying, much less when many of us speak a different language.
> About the festive season, Happy Holidays and best wishes, but it does not change the shape of my IP packets or the accuracy of my DNS queries.
> Regards
> -Jorge
> On Dec 23, 2013, at 4:53 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at ccianet.org> wrote:
>> Sounds a bit negative to me Jorge ;) Personally, getting everyone under one tent is itself a good start. I'm personally prepared to look for solutions, and I expect others are too. Plus, it is the Western festive season, which ought to inspire a bit of good vibes all around ;)
>> Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Aside from the Brazil meeting, the 'unpacking' of issues you eloquently present in your first paragraph really needs to be done - right now everything is conflated together and if that's not remedied, we are going to end up with a messed-up Internet for everyone.
>> While we can consider the Internet as "one net" and coordination/cooperation is required for it to run smoothly, it will be essentially messed up for the ones that want to mess with it, and I'm not talking about malicious intent.
>>> It seems to me that the unpacking is an excellent thing for /1net to engage in, whatever happens with one meeting or another.
>> It is a must, a linear discussion like we are having now it does not scale, and if you consider that ICANN which is a 15+ year old organization and still discussing its identity, role, how to govern and operate itself, what we can expect from the nascent 1net that doesn't even have yet a mission ?
>> Regards
>> Jorge
>> -- 
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