De-funding the ITU

Barry Shein bzs at world.std.com
Sun Jan 13 21:47:21 UTC 2013


Even if there were no ITU we'd have to invent one, to paraphrase
Voltaire's quip about God.

There'd have to be some organization to negotiate and oversee
international settlements and other, similar, regulations.

And it would probably end up being about the same because who'd be
involved but about the same people and organizations (particularly the
PTTs et al)?

If you sincerely wanted to get rid of the ITU or pieces thereof the
only way would be to form some alternative organization, perhaps with
different policy and process rules, and use it to supplant them.

Actually, no matter how you got rid of the ITU that's what you'd end
up with because much of what they do would happen somehow, but without
a real plan probably by even worse means like shadowy inter-PTT
organizations arising without any accountability or transparency.


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