[discuss] Commercial sponsorship of meetings conflict w/Internet stewardship? (was: Re: Comcast undertakes 9 year IETF cosponsorship!?)

John Curran jcurran at istaff.org
Sun Mar 23 00:00:41 UTC 2014

On Mar 23, 2014, at 7:18 AM, michael gurstein <gurstein at gmail.com> wrote:

> However, as bodies which are being identified as core mechanisms in the
> global governance of the Internet (and as central to the desired global
> stampede towards MSism) it matters a very great deal.  


Thank you for bringing a problem to the 1net discuss list! 

Please explain the specific problem that you perceive (i.e. with respect
to the IETF, commercial sponsorship of its meetings and its role in the 
Internet ecosystem, etc.)  You have indirectly asserted that there is some
issue, but an actual problem statement (such as George Sadowsky supplied
for his issue) is really the first step in building shared understanding
and solution collaboration.

Is this an actual problem that has been observed or just a potential 
problem?  If is an existing problem, then what are its symptoms in 
the present system?

Are there specific changes that you are suggesting to the institutions
(or system they operate in) in order to mitigate the problem and/or 
avoid it altogether?

(I've omitted some other lists that you included on your message; if the 
folks on them wish to participate in the collaborative efforts towards 
a solution, please suggest that they joint 1net discuss...)


Disclaimer:  My views alone.

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