[discuss] Wikileaks releases Penultimate NetMundial Outcome Document

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sat Apr 12 05:11:56 UTC 2014

On 11/04/2014 23:25, Avri Doria wrote:
> Hi,
> On 09-Apr-14 19:07, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> Good to know that the organisers have kindly prepared the
>> conclusions before the meeting. While that technique is often
>> practiced by people trying to avoid the inconvenience of argument
>> and dissent, it's hardly in the spirit of open debate and the
>> emergence of a true consensus at the meeting itself.
> A lot of people submitted contributions.  They are working on a
> synthesis (of which it was allegedly the penultimate) that we will then
> discuss, rip apart, put back together, add to & subtract from, between
> now and the end of NETMundial.
> Seems a reasonable process for a conference that starts with
> contributions and tries to end with output, done with as many
> stakeholders as possible in participation.

Well, I was feeling a bit snarky when I wrote, but I'm not called upon
to use diplomatic language as Neelie Kroes is. Her response was more
measured than mine, but I think we are both saying: slow down, and don't
try to boil the ocean.


> Bestbits just did a fast turn around response to the penultimate that I
> have signed on to.
> http://bestbits.net/netmundial-outcome-comments/
> avri
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