After my first Des Con - The Internet of Broken Things hackathon - and the second birthday party, this time in Hvar after the Capri one in June, I'm back in Cape Cod, having missed the BM yet again this year.
So here I watched the oceanogrpahic documentary about lobsters mating and the male eating the female hard shell afterwards by Jelle Atema. Discussions such as why will science only stay the approximation of truth and why religion claims it is the truth and some new clues on Clue Train Manifesto. But more importantly everything we know in science will be replaced by some other fact says D.W.
After a long conversation with Andy M from Woodshole, I ordered the book Krishna Murti in conversation with David Bohm - The Ending of Time book.
Although it is hard to imagine I used the strong word trust, in retrospective, people coming to the IGF are coming to learn how to work together - probably only one of 3 ingredients of trust as a social capital.
D. MILOSHEVIC: My name is Desiree Miloshevic. This is my eighth IGF, and they have all been very different, and I am very proud that I have been able to come to all of them so far. And I think I agree with some of what’s been said previously, that we have a great community here. There’s a lot of trust that is being built within this platform. But I think more importantly, it is important to say that it has been a very inspirational platform for a lot of academics, and events that have been organised as pre events to the IGF. And further outreach should be done to the academic community to come and harness all the rich discussions that we have had in many workshops and public policy debates. One thing that I do remember from the main session on the access and diversity, when we discussed WSIS 10 plus and the millennium digital goal of the MDGs was the fact that best practices are needed. And before I forget, go back home, I’d like to say that it might be a good suggestion to have some of the organisations like the Internet Society, Diplo, and so on to come up with a half a day or a suggestion how to better deal with sharing of best practices among stakeholders at regional and national levels. Lastly, this has proved it has been an inspirational platform; we now have this Brazil meeting as an additive process to the IGF, so thank you for working on that."
William interviewed me and I interviewed him back about the future of Creative Commons license ... hmm... Download Creative_Commons_License_Event_56kbps - and some 17 years ago I launched musicbank.net - for musicians to publish their music under a GPL license... not many musicians in London at the time, knew what that meant. Then came Lessig.
My fourth year on serving on the South Eastern European RIPE NCC programme committee: Dubrovnik, Skopje, Sofia and now Belgrade: a record of 300 registered. Feels good to connect with network operators in ex-yu and neighbouring countries and witness how community is (yet again) being built... through the Internet that connects us all. :-) Now at a BoF on forming a Serbian NOG, learning from Slovenian and Romanian NOG formative experiences. Serbian Open Exchange (IXP) has been running for some time and the .RS registry is doing a fairly good job - though i'm personally still unhappy they closed down .yu. Serbian association of ISPs fell apart around VoIP issues around 2003 or so - around the so called "Black Friday" when the government ordered Serbian Telekom to cut out connection to small ISPs to stop sending VoiP traffic.