Andrew Sullivan: The New CEO of The Internet Society
the Internet is a phenomenon and comes from the collaboration of all the networks
The Internet Society has a new CEO, Andrew Sullivan. He is facing the challenge to bridge policies and values of the technical societies, law and regulations governmental powers. I have selected this quote from his article:
“Things have changed. Every technology can be used for negative ends. The Internet still, plainly, brings gains in efficiency, convenience, and communications. Yet in the recent past, some of the negative uses have become apparent, which leads some people to ask whether the Internet is just too dangerous. This environment has produced a golden opportunity for those who always preferred a sanitized, tightly-controlled utility to the generative, empowering Internet. These forces claim that only national governments, treaties, laws, regulations, and monopolies can protect us from the problems we face. They do not want the extraordinary collaboration of the Internet. They think there is some mere political choice to be made between the Internet we have known on the one hand and a tidy, regulated network on the other. If these forces are successful, we will all lose.
The Internet connects people because of its basic design. Each network that joins the Internet does its own thing, but together they are all richer and more reliable. A network of networks cannot be centrally controlled because it has no centre. This is not some accidental design choice we could alter: without this essential feature, we do not have the Internet at all.
For that very reason, we – all humanity – must not let this technology be undermined. We must face, realistically, the challenges that the Internet produces for us all; but we must face them collaboratively and together. The Internet is for everyone because only everyone can make the global network of networks.” end of quote
What The Internet Society achieved with former CEO Kathy Brown:
Here’s an interesting short interview with “ip- watch”:
Wishing success to The Internet Society for #ShapeTomorrow!
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