De-funding the ITU

james jones james at freedomnet.co.nz
Sun Jan 13 03:36:20 UTC 2013


On Saturday, January 12, 2013, james jones wrote:

> And done!
>
> On Saturday, January 12, 2013, Bill Woodcock wrote:
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>> Please consider signing this petition:
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>> http://DeFundTheITU.org
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>> …so we can stop paying for both sides of this idiotic fight.  Note that
>> if the U.S. pulls its funding from the ITU, that's 10%, and if all of the
>> countries that stood with us at the WCIT do so, that would be 74% of the
>> ITU's member revenue.  Those of us who support the Internet are paying for
>> three-quarters of the fight against the Internet.  As Smokey the Bear would
>> say, only WE can prevent stupidity.  As Pogo Possum said, "We have met the
>> enemy, and the enemy is us!"  Time to correct that.  Redirect $11M/year
>> from the ITU to Internet governance organizations like the IETF.
>>
>>                                 -Bill
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