[discuss] Internet Governance and the NETmundial Initiative: A Flawed Attempt at Turning Words into Action

joseph alhadeff joseph.alhadeff at oracle.com
Fri Aug 29 10:21:36 UTC 2014


Just to be clear,  a number of business representatives, including 
ICC-BASIS, have called into question the lack of transparency, bottom up 
inclusion and consultation in this process as well as the need to better 
clarify how this Initiative adds separate value and is supportive rather 
than duplicative of the  IGF.  Please also note that placing a number of 
businesses on a guest list has little to do with actual inclusion of or 
consultation with even the business community. We hope that these issues 
in creation will not preclude the ability of Net Mundial Initiative to  
become something useful to the broader communities and would strongly 
urge that the ensuing 6 month consultation period be open to both 
procedural and substantive improvements; nothing should be final until 
that consultation is completed.   While business welcomes the ability to 
improve the effectiveness of the IGF (best practices, capturing 
discussions, knowledge transfer, capacity building, better addressing 
developing country concerns...), we believe, as you note, that the fact 
that IGF is not a negotiating form is one of its major virtues.  To that 
end, we hope that this IGF is able to focus on the work at hand related 
to its further improvement and not be overly distracted by the Net 
Mundial Initiative.

On 8/29/2014 2:04 AM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
> https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/internet-governance-and-netmundial-initiative-flawed-attempt-turning-words-action
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