[discuss] Greetings from a new convener !

nathalie coupet nathaliecoupet at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 25 08:36:59 UTC 2014


I've been hearing times and times again that the Internet is working so well, and that we have the Internet we want. 
OK. But, I've been traveling all around and am currently in Italy where latency is much greater than in the US where I am based. During my many trips to sub-Saharan Africa, a working Internet is sometimes closer to a miracle than a given. 
In Chad, about 2 years ago, the country was deprived of Internet for an entire month because the government couldn't get Orange to pay them a bribe. 
YouTube, Netflix and other content services do not work there. 
JFC showed us articles about 'experts' calling for an overhaul of the BGP protocol, because middle-man attacks were becoming increasingly easy.        
What are the criteria we can use to determine whether the Internet is working well? Is the Internet working well only in some country? And in others not? Are generalizations allowed?
Nathalie Coupet

 From: Edmon Chung <edmon at registry.asia>
To: 'Paul Wilson' <pwilson at apnic.net>; '1net Discussion List' <discuss at 1net.org> 
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [discuss] Greetings from a new convener !

Much support and applause for Paul taking this up and further it.

Perhaps we can start thinking about NETmundial 2 ...?... While it should not
be the only end goal, I find the previous exercise fruitful especially in
the sense of driving active participation towards something somewhat


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> Dear Colleagues,
> In case you don't know me, I'm Paul Wilson, the head of APNIC, the
> Internet address Registry for Asia pacific (www.apnic.net).
> For the past month or so I've been in discussions with the 1net steering
> committee, and ICANN, about how I could support 1net further. Since
playing a
> role in the "Montevideo Statement" last year, I've seen 1net as as
> response to our call to "catalyse community action" on Internet
> I've seen 1net grow and prove itself successful, with impressive
participation and
> some very active discussions.  But I've also seen a lull following
> and I do feel personally motivated to participate and help 1net to
maintain its
> momentum.
> During the latest ICANN meeting (in London), there were discussions among
> SteerCom members, followed by these decisions:
> - The Steering Committee would be renamed as the "Coordination Committee"
> (CoCom for short) to better reflect a role not to direct 1net, but to
support and
> facilitate it.
> - I would be accepted as a voluntary "convener" of 1net, taking on the
role played
> by Adiel Akplogan until recently.
> - APNIC would take on the hosting/administration of the 1net platform (and
> small costs involved).
> My own vision for 1net is as an inclusive, neutral, global,
> platform, for discussing Internet governance and cooperation issues,
> where more suitable forums do not exist.  I believe it should be a
democratic, self-
> organising, bottom-up space that serves a needed purpose; and it should
> continue while that purpose remains.  For now it is not and should not be
> "organisation" in any form, and so it should remain until the 1net
> determines otherwise.
> My next hope is that the 1net community, with support of the CoCom, will
start to
> steer 1net in a useful direction, both in terms of the content of
discussions and
> the ongoing development of the platform.  With your active participation I
am sure
> that 1net can prove and maintain itself as a valid and useful space.
> I should mention that I am a member of the IGF MAG and 1net is not
intended by
> anyone to supplant the IGF in any way;  rather it is a platform that can
> and strengthen IGF, as one of its stated aims.  That of course is to be
agreed with
> others, and proven in time, but it is my personal hope.
> I will leave it there, but hope to see some discussion here about these
> and related matters.  I know that there are other issues about the
functioning of
> 1net, and hope that these can now be discussed too, along with discussions
> about the real business of 1net, Internet Governance.
> Thanks to you all, for your support of 1net so far, and in future.
> All the best
> Paul.
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