RE: United Nations WCIT ITU Conference and Scientific Forums

HTML Working Group,
Mike Taylor,

Thank you for your point of view about process, topicality and appropriateness.  I disagree with you.  The topic pertains to international science forums, Internet- and Web-related forums, including this very forum.  The topic is in response to a recent conference, the ITU WCIT 2012 conference.  Some conference attendees indicated that they believed that nations, governments, could regulate the Internet and Web.  My nation, the United States of America, stood opposed to that, and stood for a multi-stakeholder model.

To accomplish chartered tasks productively, forums should be as the participants desire, and discussing forums and forums-related expectations is a direct amd appropriate way to ascertain participants' expectations with regard to each forum in which they participate.  The participants here are adult men and women, scientists and technologists, experts, and your opinion that they cannot or should not discuss forum-related topics in their own forums can be misconstrued as disrespectful.

It is my opinion that scientists and technologists, who participate in Internet- and Web-related science and technology forums, can discuss their expectations freely with regard to each forum in which they participate, in response to international and national events and other events reasonably topical to or pertaining to Internet- and Web-related science and scientific group processes, and that they can do so in the very same forums in which they participate.

Kind regards,

Adam Sobieski 		 	   		  

Received on Saturday, 22 December 2012 16:01:23 UTC