De-funding the ITU

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Sun Jan 13 05:55:53 UTC 2013


its not that black/white.  The ITU-R is actually -very- useful and does a really good job of coordinating spectrum
use and has for many years.  The ITU-T, however is questionable.  It is possible to fund by sector, so a blanket 
defunding for the entire ITU, as outlined in this petition, is a huge mistake.  

/bill


On Sat, Jan 12, 2013 at 07:03:57PM -0800, Bill Woodcock wrote:
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> Please consider signing this petition:
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> http://DeFundTheITU.org
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> b &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.
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