[At-Large] governance and the culture of autonomy

Garth Graham garth.graham at telus.net
Wed Oct 8 20:34:36 UTC 2014

In an email to the Community Informatics list, on July 30, 2014, Michael Gurstein pointed to an “interesting background paper” he felt provided “some very useful conceptual clarification/development” for the Community Informatics Declaration - Internet for the Common Good.  That paper was: James B. Quilligan, Why Distinguish Common Goods from Public Goods?  I too found it interesting, but for different reasons.  I support the CI Declaration because it defines global as a federation of locals.  My reason for that support is based on a specific understanding of how a shift in culture that resulted in creating technologies like the Internet has also created a very different meaning for the word governance. I've put the results of my thinking here:
Garth Graham. Cooperating community connections: a changing political reality.  October 7, 2014.  https://community.icann.org/download/attachments/49357134/connect.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1412719943000&api=v2


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