[discuss] 1Net, Brazil and other RE: BR meeting site launched

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at icann.org
Thu Jan 16 23:59:45 UTC 2014


This was a response to a noter e-mail irrelevant to 1Net; apologies


From:  Nigel Hickson <nigel.hickson at icann.org>
Date:  Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:53 PM
To:  Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu>
Cc:  "discuss at 1net.org" <discuss at 1net.org>
Subject:  Re: [discuss] 1Net, Brazil and other   RE:  BR meeting site

Ho ho. Wrong side of street. Also Brussels is going....

Sent from my iPhone

On 15 Jan 2014, at 07:34, "Milton L Mueller" <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:

> Vladimir:
> Tacitly, I have already given you my answer to this in the message that
> appeared 30 minutes earlier; however, let me address your questions directly:
> 1.      How do you see the role and potentials of 1Net? What should be its
> task in a wider IG context?
> 1net has no real task in a ³wider IG context.² Nor was it created to fund
> medical research to cure cancer, to run a film festival or to write a
> philosophical treatise. 1net was created with the specific purpose of
> coordinating and mobilizing non-state actor input and representation in the
> Brazil meeting. That is the only reason many of us are participating in it. We
> do not need and do not want yet another email list or yet another IG
> organization aside from that task. Performing the Brazil meeting preparatory
> role will be a full time task and I think I speak for a lot of people in
> academia and civil society when I say that we will be very disappointed if you
> fail to perform that task properly and spend the next two months ruminating
> about your ³role.²
> 2.      What should be the role of 1Net towards major IG fora - IGF, ICANN,
> ITU, and other?
> No role. See above.
> 3.      What relation should 1Net have with the Brazil meeting?
> You should fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the news release from the
> Brazilian organizers. That is not a ³suggestion² - it is your only reason for
> existence. To ask whether or not 1net should be a partner in the preparation
> of the Brazil meeting is like someone elected to the U.S. Congress turning to
> his constituents and asking whether he should be a supreme court judge or a
> medical doctor or an astronaut.  Where did you get the idea that the 1net
> coordinating committee was appointed for no specific reason and should sit
> around and define its own role?
> Milton L Mueller
> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> Internet Governance Project
> http://internetgovernance.org <http://internetgovernance.org>
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