[governance] Your definition of "Open Internet"
arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 06:18:51 EDT 2017
Thanks everyone who have responded. It is really refreshing to read your own definitions of Open Internet.
I look forward to hearing more thoughts.
Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Sent from my iPhone (excuse typos)
> On Aug 23, 2017, at 9:11 AM, Mehrzad Azghandi <mehrzad.azghandi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Friends, Arsene,
> Thank you to raise this important thread on "Open Internet"
> Here I am not going to repeat our colleagues' perfect answers; a list of important concepts from equal opportunity to accessibility or free flow of information and so on; which all of these have been our continuous challenges for years.
> In my view, technically, "Open Internet" as like as "Internet" itself, needs to continue its bottom-up procedure and it would not come true just by asking it from governments and giant companies; as it has been wrongly followed for years by IG initiatives: Trying to convince Governments and Giant Companies to do something they don't like to!, when we have less power and authority to enforce them.
> I think this approach doesn't work anymore and IGs should find another way; any technical approach instead of this political one, I mean!
> Featuring the situation, "Open Internet" as like as Freedom, is not an environment without any wall ! When walls are humankind heritage for millions and they exist in our minds and consequently in our new Internet world ! So we have to work on doors! We should work on an environment full of doors and these doors will be always open for anybody who knows the way to pass or prefers to close them for his/her own privacy, safety and efficiency!
> We should technically work on doors and keys, not to break the walls!
> Any individual in internet should be able and free to dominate his/her environment in passing or closing the doors, and this capability and knowledge of domination is vital part of open Internet and freedom.
> The global internet policy should be technically inclined to provide any required utilities and facilities for people to dominate their own environment, accessing information, increasing their knowledge, applying their opportunity at their best efficiency, anywhere they live or anywhere they go; free of their geography and international borders.
> The last word: Increase the number of doors and leave the keys to the owners!
> Mehrzad Azghandi
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