Friday, February 04, 2005

On the WGIG Preliminary Papers

In his blog, James Seng writes:
The Working Group for Internet Governance has just published some working papers (via Adam Peake) on a whole set of issues like IP address & domain
, root servers, peering and interconnection, multilingualization, spam, voip etc.

I already taken a quick look at the Multilingualization paper and I am shock! shock shock shock! What a piece of bias BS! Written from a very Korean-centric position where in fact, Korean keyword is an exemption experience then the norm.

The VoIP paper is no much better - totally lack substance. I think we have done a much better job describing the issues facing regulators and consumers on VoIP with our (IDA) consultation paper.

And that comes from the supposingly THE working group for internet governance? I know it is set of draft working papers but still, this level of quality is not acceptable. I have high confidence in them originally (yes, I do!) but now I am not so sure they will produce anything useful other then a lot of noise.

Note: The public feedback period is also very short closing on 11thFeb 2005. And you have submit it via a word document template. Duh.

I tend to agree with James. The Draft WGIG Issue Paper on the Administration of Internet Names and IP Addresses makes claims that could have been written by ICANN's Press Secretary, such as "ICANN has a strong tradition of transparency"; another statement describes ICANN as a "reasonably democratic organization". This is pure crap.


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