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NANOG Meeting Presentation Abstract

The ITU and Openness
Meeting: NANOG55
Date / Time: 2012-06-05 10:30am - 11:00am
Room: Bayshore Ballroom A-C
Presenters: Speakers:
Jacob Glick.
Abstract: The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is renegotiating its treaty with the 193 countries of the world, and it hopes to move from the telecommunications arena into the Internet. However, there’s one major problem with this shift in mandate: The ITU is a closed organization and has been for nearly 150 years. The ITU’s rules and processes may have worked for the old state-run telecom monopolies, but they cannot work in regulating the Internet, where standards have been developed in an open manner since its inception. Thus, in order to gain legitimacy with the Internet community, the ITU will need to (1) open its processes up for review and comment by civil society, academics, the private sector, and the public; (2) make their TIES database freely and publicly accessible for review and comment; and (3) refrain from developing competing standards and protocols in cases where other open groups are already actively developing standards.
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Sponsors: None.

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