[discuss] NETmundial and CSTD mtg

Nigel Hickson nigel.hickson at icann.org
Sun May 18 21:56:19 UTC 2014

Good evening 

Just for the record; there were representatives from the Technical
Community (as well as Business and Civil Society) at the CSTD; and indeed
present (well most of usŠ) till the close at 23.40 on Friday.  We could
speak, though agree was not a simple process.



On 5/18/14 7:44 AM, "Norbert Bollow" <nb at bollow.ch> wrote:

>Having followed this process as closely as possible as a remote
>participant (including via very unofficial channel involving copies of
>intermediary versions of the draft outcome document) I agree with this
>important observation by Avri.
>That is exactly what happened, and if we close our eyes to this
>reality, we are just fooling ourselves.
>Avri Doria <avri at acm.org> wrote:
>> But I argue that at the end of the last day,
>> in the last discussions,
>> in the bargaining over the final wording:
>> some footing was more equal than others.
>>     At 17:07 17/05/2014, Avri Doria wrote:
>>     >My take:
>>     >was not  
>>     "Some of us, myself included, are dismayed at the fact that some
>>     of the corporations used their wealth based power to sway the
>>     outcome document at the very end of the discussion, but that
>>     happens in the multilateral world as well, just less visibly and
>>     without any chance for other stakeholders to do anything to
>>     counter it."
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