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Re: <nettime> ITU Proposal to Change IP Address Distribution meet
Heiko Recktenwald on Fri, 19 Nov 2004 15:19:10 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> ITU Proposal to Change IP Address Distribution meet


Hi,

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, geert quoted:

> Some of that money will be spent on increased security, and although ICANN
> is not setting itself up as a major funding source, it is planning to
> develop a special fund for research into network security. "We don't see
> ourselves as a major funder of international research, but as an
> enthusiastic endorser of international initiatives," Dr Twomey said.

This is interesting. An activ role!
More than just plain registration what others do. Well, "security" sounds
like "war against terrorism" and may be just a technical issue.

Anyway the Internet is there, a new continent, just a new form of
colonialism? The old californian ideology?
See what Weibel had to say:
http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/weibelthestupidcowboy.mp3

On the other hand, why the UN? Why ITU? It doesnt make a big difference.
Only states are members of the UN and it may be less pure technical, but
what should be changed? The content is more or less all private, subsidies
for content? For which? For the network, making colonialism more easy?

JLG has said it allready, forgetting the factory, this is what the media
are used for, all images have their place, this is less a problem of
the content producers but of the audience. Right?

http://gurke.bootlab.org/~uzs106/bla/ici.html


H.


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