[discuss] IPv6 Deployment and IG

William Drake wjdrake at gmail.com
Sat Dec 28 13:54:20 UTC 2013

Hi Jorge

On Dec 28, 2013, at 2:37 PM, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> wrote:

> Governance is social steering.  Governance is not government.  Governance is not necessarily top down.  Governance takes many forms and is arrived at through many paths, collective action—e.g. coordination and collaboration---being one of them.  etc etc etc.
> That is not the interpretation on the Spanish speaking part of the world

We sorted this linguistic problem with the governments from Spanish speaking countries in 2005.  Raul, Carlos, others can recount…but who knows, people cycle in and out, nobody reads through the institutional memory…maybe we will have to start over.
> And it is not just social steering, corporate governance in many cases turn not to be very social :-)
> I really like the definition in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governance, that if used on Internet Governance translates into the act of Governing the Internet…

Really?  I think the wikipedia piece on governance is as horrible as the one on Internet governance.   Sometimes the wisdom of crowds doesn’t quite manage to reveal itself.
> Now we can talk about governance of different entities such as ICANN, ISOC, etc, but that is more in line with corporate governance than the overall Internet Governance idea, and that many (surprisingly some of them call themselves experts) point to ICANN as the Mecca of Internet Governance.

Wow, if ICANN’s mecca, I must be facing the wrong direction…:-)



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