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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2007 12:20:23 +0100
Message-ID: <45EBFCF7.5060408@w3.org>
To: "Paul Walsh, Segala" <paulwalsh@segala.com>
Cc: 'Ian Davis' <Ian.Davis@talis.com>, 'W3C SW Education and Outreach IG' <public-sweo-ig@w3.org>
Paul,

As a European, I would love if the EU had a similar type of public
hearing to exchange ideas that are relevant for our future. As a
European, it saddens me that it does not happen! And until such things
happen in Europe, we are doomed to be at the mercy of what happens, for
example, in the US, because we do not have the muscle. But that goes
far, in direction of European integration, the role of the EU, etc; it
is a long story that I can become quite passionate about, but is
certainly not an issue for SWEO:-)

But, of course, point is well taken. Having said that, Tim made this
point repeatedly in his testimony. No regulation in one country, no
control of one company and country over the Internet and the Web, no
royalty on fundamental technologies, etc. These are all important points
and it is good that this is given such a high level publicity.

I.

Paul Walsh, Segala wrote:
> .... what does it tell you about the fact that they're debating 'it' without
> any input from the EU. Again I could be reading too much into it so I look
> forward to more feedback :)
> 
> 
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:public-sweo-ig-request@w3.org]
> 
> On
> 
>>Behalf Of Ian Davis
>>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/
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>>>
>>>
>>>
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