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

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Sat Jan 11 06:07:31 UTC 2014

On Saturday 11 January 2014 11:14 AM, John Curran wrote:
> 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.
Sure John, you are right 'technically' :) ... was just hoping though 
that we could discuss things socio-politically on this list, since it is 
not about setting technical standards but about real lives, real 
societies  and real politics... parminder

>   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
> months.
> FYI,
> /John
> Disclaimer: My views alone.

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