[discuss] IGF -- the right space for discussions about IG

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 05:36:48 UTC 2014

IGF is still a valid forum to discuss and work on issues related to
Internet Governance, it provides a more structured organization and has a
more digestible institutional umbrella.

Brazil seized the opportunity for an international meeting triggered by
recent events to try to sell once again the same rotten fish they have been
trying to sell for more than 10 years.

Unfortunately Fadi -as the uber MSM protection agent- had a cold when the
ICANN Board dispatched him as a secret agent, and didn't smell the fish and
signed the check to support the meeting.

Given the extremely short time for preparation it will be interesting to
see what comes out of the meeting besides a long string of empty statements.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM, Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>wrote:

> This is not to criticize, or negate any other discussions.
> BUT, WSIS created IGF as a space that is safe, broad, inclusive, open, ...
> In my view, all, [ALL]  need to fully support the role of IGF, and its
> possible evolutions and enhancements.
> Many seem to be thinking that Brazil is a 'solution', or that major
> changes in ICANN are some solution. Brazil, joined by other countries , and
> in UN speeches, earlier proposed govt solutions.
>  'we' as other stakeholders need to do more work, at all national and
> regional levels to make sure that what is happening is documented. WSIS +
> 10, and CSTD WG Enhanced Cooperation are opportunities to identify what has
> happened, what gaps exists, and what needs to happen next.
> I hope all of you are contributing to WSIS + 10, and to CSTD WG EC.
> Are improvements needed? Yes/my view.
> Are there new challenges? Yes
> Are scope and scale, and diversity of Internet's users and technologies
> changing? and growing: yes.
> Should we do more, as all IG parties to ensure voice and participation of
> informed parties from all countries/regions: YES
> So, as an IGF supporter, what can we do to address how the IGF can
> strenthen and support IG understanding, awareness, engagement,
> effectiveness?
> I am committed to what the WSIS Heads of State proposed:  IGF.
> And to how we strengthen, evolve, and enhance IGF.
> Marilyn Cade
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