[discuss] Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013

Roland Perry roland at internetpolicyagency.com
Mon Dec 30 17:12:33 UTC 2013

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09:42:51 on Mon, 30 Dec 2013, Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at gmail.com> writes

>> If IPv6 had been devised as backwards compatible, then my problems (and
>> those of millions of other business users) would be much less. I believe
>> that to be an IG issue, under Tunis Agenda #59 (and others).
>Being one of "the most experienced and prolific contributors to the Internet "

... regulation landscape.

It's been my full time occupation for some 14 years, so it does tend to 
add up. One example is that I was probably once of the few people to 
have attended every single Geneva prep/consultation and annual session 
of the IGF in its first five years. They don't hand out 'long service' 
badges like ICANN does though.

>you should already know how to do that.

I think I'd need a time machine to change the backwards-compatiblity 
issues in IPv6.

If you mean "I should know how to implement IPv6 within my SME", yes I 
do, because I'm one of the few IG people whose background is as an IT 
engineer rather than a lawyer; but what irks me is the assumption that I 
should be cheerful about doing that work and buying all that new stuff.

>It is really an evolution and I don't remember anybody banging on the 
>doors of IG when DEC, Netscape, Altavista, AOL, etc, etc, went dark.

They are applications, not connectivity. We expect applications to churn 
but connectivity should be stable.

>But I've to agree with you, no doubt end users are completely
>misrepresented in the IG world.

"Unrepresented" perhaps.
Roland Perry

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