jcurran at arin.net
Wed Mar 3 21:22:17 EST 2010
On Mar 4, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
> And to the rest of us, this is just a turf battle between two tribes that we don't feel part of.
> I would have expected slightly more sophisticated responses from the people in this community. I would like to see a recognition of the fact that the issue is national governments, not the ITU per se, which is merely responding to pressures from member states; a clearer articulation of why the ip addressing system should be independent of national governments; an embrace of principles of neutral, non political, open and transparent administration of critical resources, an embrace of Internet freedom, etc., etc. I don't see it. I feel no loyalty to your Tribe.
The RIR community has repeatedly:
1) Expressed a willingness to work on any problem that the
ITU can express in a clear problem statement
2) Actually demonstrated neutral, non-political open and
transparent administration of Internet number resources
You suggest that this is an issue of "national goverments,
not the ITU per se" and it's with respect to the "role of
nation-states in governing internet resources."
If your assertion is correct, an actual discussion of that
issue in *any* forum would be appropriate. Again, the RIR
community, ICANN, or ISOC would be fine, or perhaps the
WSIS or IGF communities if that is a forum which would be
more comfortable to others. As it is, the RIR community
is being asked to respond to Terms of Reference which cite
concerns of about IPv6 conservation and equitable access
to resources for developing countries... One shouldn't
be surprised that many in the Internet community are
confused by these pretenses for starting discussions...
How can we express a more sophisticated response based
on "recognition of the fact that the issue is national
governments" when not a single party has come forth to
discuss this in a open manner, and the actual tasks
given to us by the ITU don't even mention the
underlying problem you feel we need to address?
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