[discuss] [governance] Re: Comcast undertakes 9 year IETF cosponsorship!?

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 14:28:58 UTC 2014

On Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 5:26 AM, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:
> Alejandro
> It is difficult for me to discuss this issue with you when you so seamlessly
> conflate 'public' with undemocratic governments.

I do not see that pointing out that many gov's may not be entirely
"democratic" is conflation as you suggest.

 This to me betrays a
> complete lack of belief in politics and democracy - for anything that
> governs will be governments, and they are bad as per you.

He didn't say all are "bad", but today's news about the Turks blocking
Twitter is just one more piece of evidence in a long chain of events
that show that governments may not be the best vehicle for policy
making in the IG space.

 The only
> alternative being that market logic governs all aspects of social
> relationships

Really? the ONLY alternative?

Nothing in your post addressed Alx's spot on commentary that MSism
empowers CS.  Is this not what we want?


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route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel

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