/. ITU Approves Deep Packet Inspection

Alissa Cooper acooper at cdt.org
Wed Dec 5 23:47:50 UTC 2012

On Dec 5, 2012, at 6:07 PM, Tom Taylor wrote:
> Agreed that the ITU-T is a membership organization, but the Questions and Study Group work programs are open to view (Q. 17/13 specifically covers DPI, and has more documents coming down the pipe). If you want to follow some Question you can probably get access through your government (State Dept. in the US, Dept. of Communications in Canada). The membership rules don't apply so stringently to Rapporteurs' meetings, so you can get in touch with the Rapporteur of a Question you are interested in and find out where to get copies of documents contributed into those meetings.

The above is not exactly what I would call an ideal process for ensuring that standards receive broad input from subject matter experts, regardless of where they're located or who they might know in their central governments.

In any event, the point of the original blog post was not to criticize closed membership organizations per se, it was to point out the shortcomings of making standards mandatory (as some proposed changes to the ITRs would do) when they are generated by such membership organizations.


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