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[I-coordination] I-coordination Digest, Vol 3, Issue 70

nathalie coupet nathaliecoupet at
Wed Dec 11 18:16:43 CET 2013

Hi Jorge,

Thank you for your response. Could you please point me to commonly accepted definitions? I don't think I am the only one looking for workable definitions, as one can infer from the previous interventions. This could make it clearer for all.  
What is the Internet? A document explaining what it is and what it is not. Why it cannot be governed. This is what I meant.      
 I was not suggesting to present a report to the Brazil meeting. I was just suggesting to have some form of documentation making the case for a free Internet, instead of having to start debates all over every time. By summarizing our positions in a document, we could save time. 

Best regards,

 From: Jorge Amodio <jmamodio at>
To: Nathalie Coupet <nathaliecoupet at> 
Cc: "brian.e.carpenter at" <brian.e.carpenter at>; "i-coordination at" <i-coordination at> 
Sent: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 9:46 AM
Subject: Re: I-coordination Digest, Vol 3, Issue 70

Hi Nathalie,

I think I don't clearly understand your suggestion about explaining "what is the Internet".

I believe that is basic knowledge that anybody, including legislators (their aids) and new comers should already know to be able to be involved in the discussion.

Also I don't think that it is necessary anymore to have more discussions and costly meetings to work on pretty basic definitions, some of the concepts related to this dialog have been discussed and documented in many places, with much more intensity since WSIS 2003 in Geneva. 

Don't get confused with IGF and the meeting in Brazil. While I'd expect many IGF participants to show up in Brazil, this particular meeting is not an IGF meeting so it will not be the place and time to present any report to the IGF. But once again I don't see the value or need for such a discussion and report.

In the technical community we have a very common acronym: RTM = Read The Manual (note that I removed one of the letters for a more gentle version)


On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 6:39 AM, Nathalie Coupet <nathaliecoupet at> wrote:

Good morning Brian and Jorge,
>Separating both discussions and better explaining what the Internet is would be a great starting point.
>Maybe we could create a WG that would clarify these points for all, especially for legislators and new comers.
>We could present a report to the IGF, in Brazil or just as documentation for new comers in this debate.
>My .02 cents
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