Pro-Kucinich and pro-Dean supporters welcome to attend! |
Futures of Internet Provisioning and Telecomm [handicap accessible]
Working Meeting: 6:30PM on Mon. Jan. 26th
MU [right around the corner!]
Corvallis, OR 97331
This is a pro-Dean, pro-Democrat technology centered event. Support for technology and support for Howard Dean's campaign will be demarcated where expedient or/and prudent.
Access to the Internet is at a crossroads for the majority of Americans who still have dialup or nothing at all. How will Howard Dean address provisioning of the Internet and federal oversight of telecomm? Specifics include reformation of ICANN or replacement by a publicly chartered American institute, plus IANA/IETF and other organizations' roles in provisioning protocols and standards. This meeting is not about how ISPs work but discussion about existing and preliminary IP-compatible measures and foundation efforts.
A petition to reinstate a publicly accountable and public/private-funded branch of OTA (Office of Technology Assessment).
Future of electronic publishing in schools: Today an alarmingly large number of students cannot afford books and it's not the authors or teachers fault. Licensing of content and distribution of that content must become reality. Students, bookstores, authors, plus mainstream and independent publishers must find non-monopolistic ways to pay or get paid for hardcopy and electronic books, whether distributed online or in print. Predatory practices by monoculture publishers working with regional bookstores have made access to educational resources difficult and costly.
I feel it is in Howard Dean's best interest to include some or all of these topics in his domestic agenda if elected president of the United States.