Paul Budde blog on WCIT

Norbert Bollow nb at
Tue Oct 30 09:05:24 EDT 2012

William Drake <william.drake at> wrote:

> FWIW I watched Toure's speech and would offer diametrically opposed
> conclusions.

As I'm pretty sure all of us would, who approach the topic area
from a civil society perspective. I personally definitely see ITU's
strategy as seeking to grab as much power as possible, and I'm
definitely very uncomfortable about that happening unless some very
deep reforms of ITU happen first.

But IMO we absolutely need to understand the kind of perspective that is
comfortable with ITU's strategy, which Paul Budde expresses here, and
phrase our response to ITU's power grab strategy in a way that is
understandable and makes sense from the perspective of a viewpoint like
the one expressed in that blog post. Otherwise our words simply will
make no sense to the people who we must aim to reach with our message.


> On Oct 30, 2012, at 1:14 PM, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> > Dear all
> > 
> > Hear is a good blog post from Paul Budde which I highly recommend as
> > part of the preparatory reading for the Best Bits sessions on "ITU
> > and the International Telecommunications Regulations" and "Process
> > towards enhanced cooperation on Internet public policy issues".
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Greetings,
> > Norbert
> > 

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