[discuss] NetMundial Initiative

William Drake wjdrake at gmail.com
Fri Aug 22 14:55:12 UTC 2014


I don’t think there is any intention or plausible scenario for the NMI to replace the IGF.

The FAQ is worth reading.  



On Aug 21, 2014, at 8:03 PM, Stephanie Perrin <stephanie.perrin at mail.utoronto.ca> wrote:

> I don't know Jeremy, I don't think you are being cynical enough; I agree with your blog.  Where oh where is civil society on the WEF website?  I confess little or no expertise on the IGF, having last attended in person in 2006....but how does anyone think the IGF is going to get this issue back?  If civil society is prepared to admit that IGF is the walking dead, what does anyone realistically think government and industry are likely to say?
> Personally, I don't think a fair bargain has been struck for the first ten years of IGF.  No organization can survive with almost no funds, no staff, and no means off assisting its volunteers to attend and build initiatives.  This is what we need to push for. That and getting the WEC to restrict its activities to fundraising among its members, to fund IGF. 
> Cheers Stephanie Perrin
> On 14-08-21 1:30 PM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
>> On 21/08/2014 10:18 am, Avri Doria wrote:
>>> Web site updated.
>>> http://www.weforum.org/issues/global-internet-governance
>> Before seeing this I blogged with my personal thoughts about the
>> Initiative at
>> http://igfwatch.org/discussion-board/the-netmundial-initiative-exposed,
>> being my usual cranky self.  Having now read the website update, I
>> wouldn't change much in what I had written, but I am pleased to read
>> that "there will be a six month period of
>> consultations with a broad range of stakeholders and experts regarding
>> whether and how to establish a dedicated organizational structure to
>> support these activities going forward, whether or not connected to the
>> Forum."
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William J. Drake
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  Media Change & Innovation Division, IPMZ
  University of Zurich, Switzerland
Chair, Noncommercial Users Constituency, 
  ICANN, www.ncuc.org
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