[At-Large] a take on the ITU-ITR controversy

McTim dogwallah at gmail.com
Sat Dec 1 17:47:09 UTC 2012


On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Carlton Samuels
<carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
> Parminder:
> I am unanimous  that a balanced multistakeholder approach and process to
> matters Internet is best positioned for successful stewardship.
> You mentioned two major actions - unbundling software from hardware and
> common carriage concepts for telecommunications - as major actions that
> inured to the global public interest. Further examination will show one was
> initiated by a state actor in a metropolitan country, the other by
> commercial actors. So on the balance of the facts, I am not yet persuaded
> that state actors are the best if not the only guarantors of the global
> public interest.


> I have a difficulty with the supposition of the public interest as alien
> and mutually exclusive turf to commercial and civil interests.

Very well said Carlton!!


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