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

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Sun Dec 23 06:01:07 UTC 2012

Another, post WCIT, take  on the controversy



On Saturday 01 December 2012 11:17 PM, McTim wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Dec 1, 2012 at 12:36 PM, Carlton Samuels
> <carlton.samuels at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Parminder:
> <snip>
>> 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.
> +1
>> 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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