[discuss] [governance] [bestbits] Fwd: Heads up on Brazil meeting preparation
f.massit at orange.fr
Wed Jan 8 18:28:05 UTC 2014
Le 8 janv. 14 à 16:15, Louis Pouzin (well) a écrit :
> Superb, and true.
> - - -
> On Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 3:14 PM, Jean-Christophe NOTHIAS I The Global
> Journal <jc.nothias at theglobaljournal.net> wrote:
> Indeed, indeed, Parminder!
> The 1net idea was brought to a I-stars meeting after the NSA scandal
> and the 'trust' crisis/issue over the current asymmetric domination.
> 1net is an ICANN idea and since then has been pushed by ICANN. It is
> amusing to note that thanks to the Montevideo statement, the
> existence of these meetings has now become a public information - a
> very-behind-close-doors-meetings!! The I-stars meetings were not
> publicized before the NSA scandal pressures the I-stars. "We didn't
> want to attract attention!! apologized the 11 CEOs part of the I-
> stars, all them putting their signature at the bottom line of the
> Montevideo statement ( in reaction to the crisis!). They survived
> WCIT but not Snowden.
> Lynn Saint Amour, ISOC CEO in 2013, admitted in a recorded meeting
> during last ICANN 48 that she and other I-stars CEOs were first
> reluctant to the 1net idea. Would 1net be a competitor to ISOC and
> its chapters if you only think of ISOC's view of 1net? Other reasons
> were discussed.
> It is crystal clear to any political advisor with some experience
> that 1net is a political extravaganza set to bring some sort of
> legitimacy to ICANN and its plan to bake an international dressing
> and menu, in order to keep as much as possible the asymmetry
> acceptable. It is also a bright move to try to bring back as many
> civil society voices under a I-stars overview/control. But some
> elements of the international civil society are not governable from
> the US, (when they exist and wherever they are located). 1net has
> also a dilution effect over the IGF, which is still a UN 'thing'.
> 1net would take away from the IGF some of its relevance - even
> though one can admit that the IGF was stalling. The bestbit, the
> 1net, the High Level Panel by the ICANN... all of that converge to
> take the IGF down to a not-able venue - We the French have made a
> word with the not-able, les notables, the ones having the impression
> that they are the important guys around. No one better than a
> notable can keep a status quo safe. Notables are usually
> conservatives (of their status and advantages) by nature. A little
> bit like the I-stars and their aficionados.
> ISOC could have been the natural 1net but is too much of a US
> entity, even though it has offices around the world. The 1net idea
> is to shift civil society and other Internet actors under an ICANN
> umbrella, an umbrella being revamped as some sort of International
> organization (IO). Even though it would be a fake IO, this new ICANN
> would be an embarrassment to any initiative coming from or endorsed
> by a multilateral, or international law related, oriented body.
> The I-stars are defending themselves from trying to lower the IGF
> capacity. They have recently stated that, indeed, IGF deserves more
> funds, and that the I-stars should think about giving to the IGF.
> This UN-WSIS venue is today functioning with a miserable budget,
> even in comparison to the ICANN communication budget, or the ISOC
> large revenues thank to PIR and its selling of domains
> with .net, .org.... With such a poor financial condition, the IGF
> has to turn to sometime evil government willing to show some good
> face on the occasion by hosting the IGF meeting. Azerbaijan and
> others have been financially correct and grata. After all, isn't it
> fair to associate the UN with rogue states looking for friends. And
> make sure that everyone confuses the UN with them.
> Nothing could be more effective than providing notables with some
> more $ as they enjoy could table, and days of peace in remote
> location whether in California, Bali or Argentina to meet, discuss
> and blunder. We all remember that a few notables agreed to be paid
> for their personal views over IG when attending the London High
> level panel meeting set by the ICANN few weeks ago. What was the
> budget on this one? 50 guests... Maybe the IGF would be happy to get
> this money to investigate more about the financial practice over
> inter-connected networks and data carriers, providers and miners. Or
> launch an honest survey of ideas to improve IG practice.
> So, will the ICANN-1net plan work out? Will it be said: "Tout va
> bien madame la marquise"?
> It is not hard to imagine that this will bring legitimate reactions
> from many 'stakeholders'. Outside of 1net. Outside of ICANN et al.
> Brazil might already have lost its 'time'. Brazil and others.
> Enough will soon be enough
> Jean-Christophe Nothias
> jc.nothias at theglobaljournal.net
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