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    <div class="moz-cite-prefix">On 17/12/13 08:45, George Sadowsky
      wrote:<br>
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        <div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:
            monospace; ">The WGIG definition of Internet governance, the
            result of meetings in 2004-5, was the result of political
            compromise. &nbsp;I think that it is not helping us here. &nbsp;AS
            Brian says below, the notion of Internet governance mixes up
            too many things, and does not seem to be useful for
            addressing real issues.</span></div>
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        <div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:
            monospace; ">Can we come up with a different vocabulary and
            a somewhat different structure that is much more consistent
            with our problem space, so that these different issues don't
            get confused (and yes, I understand that there may well be
            overlap between them)?</span></div>
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        <div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:
            monospace; ">Brian, can you suggest some appropriate
            vocabulary and/or taxonomy?</span></div>
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    The wording of the WGIG definition of Internet governance is almost
    identical to a widely cited definition of an international regime
    that has a considerable body of theory behind it.&nbsp; So I would
    hesitate to throw it out because it is unfamiliar or threatening to
    those who are more familiar with technical aspects of Internet
    governance.<br>
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    I also don't think that redefining the terms of the debate now, when
    governments and other stakeholders have already become comfortable
    with those terms and have been operating under them for years, is
    going to bring the stakeholders any closer together, if that is
    something that 1net is aiming to do.<br>
    <br>
    If the terminology does not fit well with the technical community's
    self-defined problem-space, or seems to extend to issues that you
    think are not "real issues", then maybe it is that that problem
    space is too narrow, rather than that the terminology is
    inappropriate or that those broader issues are not real.<br>
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