[discuss] Funding for developing economies as an Ig policy issue? was Re:[ ] Time to be ...

Nick Ashton-Hart nashton at ccianet.org
Tue Jan 7 08:53:17 UTC 2014

I would add that beyond their participation in meetings I’m particularly interested in how they get the benefits of actually being connected. It seems to me that objective is also not being realised - note the recent ITU statistics that the 40 countries who are doing the least-well on ICT usage and adoption and the 25% of the world population who live in them are falling behind vis a vis the digital divide, not catching up.

On 6 Jan 2014, at 18:17, Louis Pouzin (well) <pouzin at well.com> wrote:

> Helping financially Less Developed Countries (LDC) has been a recurring topic since early WSIS meetings. However governments and well funded institutions have heroically snowed all debates initiated on the subject.
> I published a few times an article,
> http://www.open-root.eu/about-open-root/news/financing-ldcs-in-the-wsis-process
> A french version is available at http://www.eurolinc.eu/spip.php?article76
> Good luck LDCs
> Louis
> - - -
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Michel Gauthier <mg at telepresse.com> wrote:
> Dear Steve,
> Is this really decent to talk of $100MM for the management of a small Excell table?
> Just because a lawyer and a few politcians managed a monopolistic scarcity instead of an open global competition?
> There are billions of people around the world who are identified by their name and forename. Without paying a tax to a costly ASCII non-profit for that. What is the ICANN proposition to change that? Free life domain names for every non-commercial person? Non-profit gTLD? ICANN ICP-3 multi-root competition?
> MG
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