[discuss] shifts in IANA/accountability discussion: your thoughts?

willi uebelherr willi.uebelherr at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 14:44:46 UTC 2014

Am 06/20/2014 12:10 a.m., schrieb Seun Ojedeji:
> ...
> From all indication you are saying government should also include free
> access to Internet in their basic economy amenities provision. Thats fine
> so long as it will not make them shut it down at will, but i hope you
> understand that someone is definitely paying.

Dear Seun,

never i say that the government should organize the free access to the 
free communication system. It is your line of thinking. Of course, they 
can do it, if the people in this region want it. But never it is a must.

Dear friends,

all this discussions on this list about "Internet Gouvernance" with 
installed institutions comes from only one technical construction:

To virtualize geografical positions. To create a virtual layer over the 
reality. And this layer, abstracted from the concrete basis, need a 
"Gouvernance". Need representation.

We can follow, that this virtualisation is a function for creating 
representations. A function to make this institutions necessary. Maybe.

In the discussions in the 70th and 80th years we had the same situation. 
The fundamental discussion about the basics of addressing methods was 
not possible. That, what we give today the name "InterNet", came from a 
small niche and had no power to define the environment.

This situation now is changed. The people, outside of the self-defined 
"experts", come more and more to the center and formulate his needs. 
And, because they understand the very easy technical questions and 
understand the absurd superstructure they no longer accept this stupidity.

I understand well that many people on this list defend this garbage of 
today's design of the Internet. And that they talk about the importance 
of institutions (such as ICANN) without understanding their inner 
structure and tasks.

The problem here is a general problem. We can only understand what we 
have to do to redesign the internet transport mechanism if we understand 
the technical requirements. But not on the base of the garbage, what we 
have. Only on the base of the technical requirement for packet transport 
over geografical distances.

many greetings, willi
Panama City

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