[discuss] cgi.br release regarding Brazil Global MSM on Internet Governance

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Sat Jan 11 05:44:01 UTC 2014

On Jan 11, 2014, at 12:15 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:
> On Saturday 11 January 2014 09:49 AM, John Curran wrote:
>> 1net Participants -
>>    There appears to be an updated announcement regarding the Brazil meeting -
>>    http://www.cgi.br/brmeeting/announcement2.html
> from the announcement.
> "The meeting is a partnership between CGI.br and /1net."
> So, John, do you still hold that 1Net is yet only a discussion space and it is upto its steering committee to make it what it wants to....

Most definitely.

> Most respectfully, but can we at least now shed this fiction... But of course I will be told now - what can 1Net do if the Brazilians are intent on thrusting this momentous role on 1Net? Of course 1Net did not ask for this role, for there is no 1Net. But then are we allowed to make guesses who did, nay insisted, nay extracted it. Why dont we just play open and fair... Everyone has the right to put their views out forcefully, to make alliances with whoever they can, but this is not that...

The 1net steering committee can simply say "No" if they don't think this 
is something for 1net to do.  I do not know if there is any reason to do 
so, especially since the idea of 1net having a role in the meeting has 
been mentioned since the Brazil Meeting was announced, and there would 
appear to be quite of bit of work that needs to be done in the next few 


Disclaimer: My views alone.

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