Milton Mueller from Internet Governance Project writes: "In Montevideo, Uruguay [last week], the Directors of all the major Internet organizations -- ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web...
THIS IS HUGE!!!! Less than a year after Aaron Swarzt's death and other arrest of those exposing spying efforts of corporations and nations, the Snowden leaks about the NSA and others, and also preceding the TPP trade negotiations final decision, the main, major players in of the Internet leadership shift their support from the US to global control of the internet and WEB.
This is a very major shift. These would be some of the best cyber generals in the so called cyber war and they seemed to have decided to take the fight for the web global and out of the reach of any one nation. These organizations are run by many of the designers of the WEB or their proteges and some of the best hackers (designers and makers) of new innovations in the world. This is a big deal for them to join together on this. When many multinational corporations and our government were talking about the "World is Flat"I don't think this was in their dreams of that, but the Internet's WEB has done more than any US Chamber multinational business to bring the world together to understand each other better and communicate with one another, as well as allowing great ideas to start in garages. Living well isn't always about the money. When we understand each others struggles and successes it matters.
" ICANN, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Architecture Board, the World Wide Web Consortium, the Internet Society, all five of the regional Internet address registries — turned their back on the US government. With striking unanimity, the organizations that actually develop and administer Internet standards and resources initiated a break with 3 decades of US dominance of Internet governance. A statement released by this group called for 'accelerating the globalization of ICANN and IANA functions, towards an environment in which all stakeholders, including all governments, participate on an equal footing.' That part of the statement constituted an explicit rejection of the US Commerce Department's unilateral oversight of ICANN through the IANA contract."