[discuss] Comcast undertakes 9 year IETF cosponsorship!?

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Sun Mar 23 08:40:41 UTC 2014

On Sunday 23 March 2014 12:44 PM, John Curran wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2014, at 2:59 PM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net 
> <mailto:parminder at itforchange.net>> wrote:
>> (standards making for something as socially important today as the 
>> Internet, in absence of any further neutral public oversight 
>> constitutes a governance function).
> Really?  There are hundreds of IETF protocols (and there can be 
> hundreds of
> Internet Drafts proposing changes or enhancements coming up for 
> consideration
> to become an RFC at any given IETF meeting...)
> Decisions on all of those documents are "governance functions"?  That is
> beyond believability, and hence I ask what criteria or circumstances that
> you believe would make a decision on a document an act of  "governance"...

Before I present my case, I would like to know whether you consider 
ICANN's DNS functions as governance functions or not?

> Thanks!
> /John
> Disclaimers: My views alone.

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