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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Yes, in 2003, when governments were still locking or throwing us out of rooms. &nbsp;<span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">They then insisted that this had to be incorporated into the IG definition if they
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">were going to accept it. &nbsp;It was a statist ideological misrepresentation then and
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">it&#8217;s even more out of touch with reality now.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">Agreed. And this historical context is important. I keep insisting that the whole concept of &#8216;roles&#8217; was simply some states&#8217; way of subverting the whole notion
 of direct participation in policy making by nonstate actors. If you believe in the so-called MS model, you have to push back against that now.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Milton is right that it&#8217;d be good to revise it, but one suspects there&#8217;d be real resistance
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">from G77 and China and it&#8217;d take a concerted effort with strong support from other
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">governments (many of whom I suspect are actually sort of comfortable with it, even if
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">they don&#8217;t openly admit that to stakeholders). &nbsp;<span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">I don&#8217;t think it matters whether the Brazil meeting can revise the Tunis Agenda; I think it should, and could, issue its own &#8220;Sao Paulo Agenda&#8221; which gets it
 right. Then let the WSIS&#43;10 and other state-centric venues react to it. And of course state-centric forces would resist such a principle, but no meaningful change occurs without resistance. I think the role of Europe here is key. If Europe &#8211; which is teetering
 in either direction &#8211; joins with the US, private sector, CS and technical community, and Brazil comes along too, the direction could change. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">The more I think about the Brazil meeting, the more I come to the conclusion that this issue of &#8220;roles&#8221; and of who makes &#8220;policy&#8221; for the internet is THE fundamental
 IG issue we are grappling with and one of the two areas where progress could actually be made (the other being IANA contract). The term &#8220;multistakeholder model&#8221; implies that the Tunis Agenda is wrong on the question of roles, or it means nothing.
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Such an effort could require more trust and cooperation between stakeholders than we&#8217;ve
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">been able to muster to date; are we collectively capable of agreeing and advancing a positive<span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">&gt;</span><span style="font-family:&quot;Palatino-Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"> agenda, rather than just fetishizing differences and reacting separately to bad ideas from
<span style="color:#1F497D">&gt;</span>governments?<span style="color:#1F497D"><o:p></o:p></span></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#1F497D">I&#8217;m certainly ready to give it a try.
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