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RE: On Tim's testimony at the US Senate comm

From: Paul Walsh, Segala <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 11:03:49 -0000
To: "'Ian Davis'" <Ian.Davis@talis.com>, "'Ivan Herman'" <ivan@w3.org>, "'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG'" <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20070305110350.48EC571B9AEC@postie1.hosting365.ie>

In theory I agree. In practice however, I disagree.

For example, once ICANN gives the green light to a new mTLD, there's a small
piece of paper that then goes to the White House for one last signature.
.xxx is a great example of this. .xxx will now go ahead but only because the
US Government was being taken to court and a change in a particular seat at
the White House...

Paul

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Davis [mailto:Ian.Davis@talis.com]
> Sent: 05 March 2007 11:00
> To: Paul Walsh, Segala; Ivan Herman; W3C SW Education and Outreach IG
> Subject: RE: On Tim's testimony at the US Senate comm
> 
> I guess anyone can debate it, but they can't necessarily decide it :)
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org
> > [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Paul Walsh, Segala
> > Sent: 05 March 2007 10:58
> > To: 'Ivan Herman'; 'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG'
> > Subject: RE: On Tim's testimony at the US Senate comm
> >
> >
> > Doesn't the title give it away?
> >
> > "US Congress Telecommuncations and the Internet Subcommittee
> > Hearing on the Future of the Web"
> >
> > How is the future of the Web something which the US Congress
> > can debate? Or am I reading too much into this? Are they
> > talking about the future of *the Web*, or the future of the
> > Web for *US citizens*?
> >
> > I ask the questions because I'm privy to how ICANN really
> > works as apposed to how it's supposed to be non-US and independent.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Paul
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org
> > > [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
> > On
> > > Behalf Of Ivan Herman
> > > Sent: 05 March 2007 10:28
> > > To: W3C SW Education and Outreach IG
> > > Subject: On Tim's testimony at the US Senate comm
> > >
> > > Just for our own records...
> > >
> > > Most of what Tim BL said about SW (and other things) is really not
> > > US-centric:
> > >
> > > http://people.w3.org/~djweitzner/blog/?p=86
> > >
> > > there are also pointers at a video recording of the hearing
> > (but it is
> > > over 2 hours:-):
> > >
> > > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2403173232594560736&hl=en
> > >
> > > Ivan
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > Ivan Herman, W3C Semantic Web Activity Lead
> > > URL: http://www.w3.org/People/Ivan/
> > > PGP Key: http://www.cwi.nl/%7Eivan/AboutMe/pgpkey.html
> > > FOAF: http://www.ivan-herman.net/foaf.rdf
> >
> >
> >
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