[governance] Strangeness in the IGF programme

Eric Dierker cogitoergosum at sbcglobal.net
Fri Mar 5 14:13:45 EST 2010

All is not lost or gone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P89PlNkk0eY&NR=1
The MAG and the IGF are idea based and issue oriented. I have been told that many gov. types in fact read this malarkey. So I think less should be worried about agendas and results of meetings.  Many a social scientist will tell you -- high blood pressure is a direct result of having your own agenda and not getting your way,,,, easy remedy is get with THE agenda and not your own.
The top officials anywhere that have an ounce of intelligence are not concerned with what we tell them to do -- period, end of story.  But if we help to understand issues and present salient plausible solutions we do in fact contribute -- we just don't get the Awards type of recognition.

--- On Tue, 3/2/10, Carlos A. Afonso <ca at cafonso.ca> wrote:

Gone are the days of the struggle to make sure crucial issues such as
logical infrastructure's governance should be included as main themes
(with the resulting fits-anything "Critical Internet Resources" being
inserted in the IGF Rio meeting). Now the MAG is basically reduced to
concluding phrases generic enough to, for one, satisfy the Chinese, and
go through the filter of the well-organized business front. Even the
sometimes lively discussions in the igf-members list (an opportunity to
deepen the issues) are history.

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