/. ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

Owen DeLong owen at delong.com
Wed Dec 5 19:39:50 UTC 2012

On Dec 5, 2012, at 11:01 AM, Tom Taylor <tom.taylor.stds at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm seriously not clear why Y.2770 is characterized as "negotiated behind closed doors". Any drafts were available to all participants in the ITU-T, on exactly the same terms as drafts of other Recommendations. As an example, the draft coming out of the October, 2011 meeting can be seen at http://www.itu.int/md/T09-SG13-111010-TD-WP4-0201/en. (I have access delegated by a vendor to whom I have been consulting, by virtue of their membership in the ITU-T.)

Correct… All ITU Drafts and Recommendations are developed behind closed doors.

(If something is developed in a process which is not open to non-members, then, it is by definition developed behind closed doors. Why is this difficult to understand?)

> I should mention that the "Next Generation Network" within the context of which this draft was developed is more likely to be implemented by old-line operators than by pure internet operations.

You say that as if we're supposed to think it is a good thing. To many of us, it is one of the many reasons we're not so thrilled by ITUs sudden interest in exercising greater authority over internet operations.


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