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[I-coordination] A different model

Bob Bruen korg at
Tue Dec 10 21:59:25 CET 2013

Hi Jorge,

Since I was worked on the Internet back in the 1980 timeframe and did 
attend the first meetings of JENC and ISOC, my research needs are somewhat 

What part of my point is not 100% true, (which is the case for most 
things) and why would that invalidate the rest of what I said?

If Internet Governance does not mean mean governing the Internet, then why 
don't we change the phrase to some accurate (perhaps administration as was 
suggested)? This does agree with my point that there is a problem of 
definition. It is really hard to agree on something, when there is no 
agreement on basic definitions or the terms are not correct.

As I said, I still have not seen a good definition, including the 
references you have provided.


On Tue, 10 Dec 2013, Jorge Amodio wrote:

>       1) The US does have a privileged position with ICANN. This is the result
>       of history. The US invented the Internet and has driven much of its
>       development. The US has not really done very much to influence ICANN's
>       work, when it could have done more.
> If you do some research about the history of the Internet you will find out that this is certainly not
> 100% true, so being point #1 does not give too much credit to the rest.
> Internet Governance does not stand for "governing" the Internet, and this is one of the interpretations
> that generates all sorts of conflicts, particularly when the term gets translated to other languages
> such as Spanish.
> While not universally accepted, and still under discussion how to interpret it, out of WSIS 2005 there
> was some agreement on a "working" definition that says:
> "Internet governance is the development and application by Governments, the private sector and civil
> society, in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and
> programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet."
> You can find this type of information on the WSIS report, multiple documents generated by IGF, and
> introductory books and papers about IG from Diplo.
> Regards
> Jorge

Dr. Robert Bruen
KnujOn Org

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