Ready to get your federal computer license?

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Fri Feb 12 12:17:07 CST 2010


As secretary of the Internet Society's NY Chapter I'd like to back up
Chris's appeal. We are in a position of familiarity and consultation
with local government but definitely needful of the kind of technical
expertise so abundant in Nanog. We'd very much welcome fresh blood.

Steven - I believe you are in our neighborhood?

joly

http://isoc-ny.org



On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:57 AM, Chris Grundemann
<cgrundemann at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 20:28, Steven M. Bellovin<smb at cs.columbia.edu> wrote:

>> "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
>>
>> I don't know that a NagOn is the best way or the only way to make
>> progress.  I do know that the most likely source of that kind of
>> funding is (many of) our employers, who may not have technical
>> excellence on the top of their lists.  But I'm even more certain that
>> if technical people never speak up, their message will never be heard,
>> except perhaps by accident.
>>
>>                --Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
>>
>>
>
> I believe that this is exactly the kind of thing that the US ISOC
> Chapters should be (and are to varying degrees) involved in --
> providing legitimate technical information and expert analysis of
> local, state and federal policies which impact the Internet, to those
> making the policies.  The global ISOC already does this for ICANN and
> other international organizations, it seems fitting that the chapters
> do more of this here inside the USA.
>
> I encourage everyone with even a fleeting interest in tech-policy to
> seek out their local ISOC chapter
> (http://www.isoc.org/isoc/chapters/list.php?region=worldwide&status=A)
> and let them know that you care.  I can tell you as the founding chair
> of the Colorado chapter that my largest hurdle today is getting active
> members to participate - I have funding, etc, just no help...  (I
> invite everyone to contact me directly with suggestions and ideas in
> this vein - I have some vehicles in place to start making this happen
> quickly with a bit of help)
>
> </soapbox>
> ~Chris
>
> --
> Chris Grundemann
> weblog.chrisgrundemann.com
> www.burningwiththebush.com
> www.coisoc.org
>
>



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