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[EuroDig Interview] Cosmin Neagu, Romania

Cosmin Neagu works with webhosting in Romania and is part of the team attending the EuroDig next week in Geneva.

DIPLO IGCBP: How was the capacity building programme with Diplo? What did you like more about the eLearning experience?

COSMIN: The best thing for me was experiencing how people from different backgrounds see and handle things. Any decision on global issues that does not take into consideration the different backgrounds is bound to be flawed even if the made in good faith.

DIPLO IGCBP: Tell us more about the current situation in your country: what do you see as the main challenges ahead? What are the main topics of interest for you in Internet governance? And how do you expect to touch these issues on the EuroDig?

COSMIN: One of the big problems I see in Romania is the lack of interest of the Internet people for the political arena. Politics here is seen as a higly corrupted and unefficient bureacracy (not that a bureacracy could end up otherwise) so people just isolate themselfs from that. I do not believe that atracting valuable people to the current
political arena could change things for the better in the compressed timeframe imposed by the internet society.
I would rather have a new way of making decisions and implementing change, a way designed for the internet society (can handle global problems efficiently, adaptive in nature, highly distributed, ...). We can't have an internet society functioning on top of old rules just as modern agriculture cannot work using wooden plows. So, yeah... that would be a challange, to find out how would all this be possible and I believe that EuroDIG might help with all this.

DIPLO IGCBP: What are the professional and research projects you would like to continue over the next years? What type of people would you like to be connected to for these goals?

COSMIN: I'd like to start working on one ideea that haunts me for quite some time, a replacement for the DNS that allows some kind of name resolution just as DNS does now but with zero transitive trust. The idea is to design a name system that fundamentally works just like the Internet and not like the Catholic Church with the DNS as the
Pope :)

DIPLO IGCBP: Thanks a lot for this, Cosmin! For those coming to the EuroDig, we recommend to add Cosmin as a friend on the Community and exchange some ideas with him about the alternative name resolution possibilities!


This interview is part of a series with participants from the European Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Diplo IGCBP stands for Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme and you can find more on our Facebook profile, the Internet Governance Capacity Building page on Facebook or the Twitter for Internet Governance

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