this somewhat cryptic Manila Standard article grabbed my attention as I was trying to peruse my sis’ article online.
It’s short enough to quote:
Summit tackles Net governance
The Philippine Summit on the Information Society (PSIS) will finalize its position on Internet governance, in a meeting of information and communications technology (ICT) experts from the government, the private sector, civil society and the academe, on Sept. 9 at the Manila Hotel Grand Ballroom.
The summit is the culmination of a series of seminar-workshops held in various cities nationwide, the National Computer Center said in a statement last week
In the main session of the summit, the participants will be given the opportunity to help finalize the Philippine position on Internet governance.
The final papers on Internet governance will be presented during the second phase of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis in November. The first phase, which established a declaration of principles and an action plan, was held in Geneva in December 2003.
- it mentions The Philippine Summit on the (sic) Information Society (PSIS). Who are these people, are they gov’t? Private? What is their mandate / goal?
- Apparently it will finalize it’s position on “Internet governance”. Meaning the .ph issue? The local registrar?
- It says “The summit is the culmination of a series of seminar-workshops held in various cities nationwide, the National Computer Center said in a statement last week”. Really? What happened in them?
- MB.com also says “About 300 participants from government, academe, private sector and civil society from 16 regions are expected to attend.” Like who? And what are they gonna discuss exactly?
I will assume I am the one at fault here, apparently I had not been keeping up with the news.
However, that is unlikely. Even more so that this seems such a big event that it makes me wonder why I missed it! If it has to do with the local domain registrar, of which I obviously i deal with since I own one, I WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT IT.