Thursday, November 17, 2005 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

WSIS and ICANN -- An Uneasy Accommodation

On IPCentral, Jim has the WSIS update on its, um, accommodation to ICANN. How come I read that as "we will live to fight another day!"?

UPDATE: Despite my uneasiness that this accommodation may be only temporary, this outcome is an undoubted triumph by Ambassador David Gross and NTIA head Mike Gallagher, who represented the U.S. at the conference. The Bush administration does not get much respect -- oftentimes deservedly -- for its engagement in IT-sector issues. This is a case where the administration deserves credit for its position in keeping the Internet open and away from government(s) meddling. Now, let's reform ICANN!

posted by Ray Gifford @ 11:59 AM | Internet Governance