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April 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Video Archive of IGF Open Consultations and VLC Install Guide

It is now possible to find the archive of every Open Consultation recorded and streamed by the LSCube streaming group HERE.

We also provided a basic VLC player and browser plugin install guide HERE. The guides are available in English and… Continue

Added by Alessandro Molina on April 20, 2009 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

Call for Applications: Climate Change Diplomacy

Climate change is becoming an important issue in global and regional negotiation processes. In the past, a few negotiators trained specifically for the Kyoto process could effectively cover climate change issues, but today officials involved in an increasing range of fields (such as energy, human rights, telecommunications, and health) need knowledge about climate change issues. This… Continue

Added by Seiiti on April 16, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

IPv6 - National Case Studies (by IGRP group 2008 - IPv6)

IPv6 in Uruguay

In Uruguay there has been a good development of Internet, ANTEL, the state ISP, has provided an extended infrastructure within all the territory.

The Regulatory Authority in Telecommunications, the URSEC, regulates and controls the telecommunication and postal services since 2001. (The telecommunications in Uruguay is not completely privatized). Its activities include… Continue

Added by Nicolas Antoniello on April 15, 2009 at 6:51pm — 1 Comment

IPv6 Global Players (by IGRP group 2008 - IPv6)

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is an international organization,which was established in 1998. Its mission is to keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It coordinates the Internet's naming system and has played a transcendental role in the development of Internet in the world. It is an organization that is becoming more internationalized… Continue

Added by Nicolas Antoniello on April 14, 2009 at 6:41pm — 2 Comments

IPv6 Transition - Economic Aspects (by IGRP group 2008 - IPv6)

The imminent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses will affect the networks at different times, in contrast to the Y2K specific timing. It will affect many stakeholders, from Tier-1 backbone providers, large enterprises, governments and ISPs networks to the final user.

The costs for implementing IPv6 vary in function of requirements and deployment plan. In general terms, the costs come from software and hardware, training, application porting, consulting services, and operational costs. These… Continue

Added by Nicolas Antoniello on April 14, 2009 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

West Africa and the Internet Governance Forum

During the regional meeting organized by the Panos Institute West Africa (PIWA), on “Legal and policy frameworks for the information society in West Africa” from 11 to 13 March 2009, in Saly, Senegal, with the support of the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), a one day consultative forum was held to discuss West African participation in the Internet governance Forum (IGF) on 13 March 2009.

The aim was to inform stakeholders on the IGF processes, its implementation, the… Continue

Added by Lohento on April 11, 2009 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

APNIC 27 - Internet Governance Pulong & ISOC PH

This is a long overdue posting for the APNIC 27 held last February 24, 2009 in Manila. I traveled to Manila and attended this event for the Internet Governance Pulong ("pulong" is a Tagalog word that means "meeting"). ISOC PH (Internet Society Philippines Chapter) recently rejuvenated and participated in this event. Below is the event details and transcripts:…


Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 11, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

What is IPv6? (by IGRP group 2008 - IPv6)


In Mid-1970’s ARPANET introduced the Internet Protocol (IP) as a mean of communication from one computer to the other in interconnected networks. Internet Protocol (IP) is one of the fundamental building blocks of the Internet. The IP supports the network by providing a unique address to the various hardware equipments (e.g computers, routers and smart phones) on a network.

By early ‘90’s, success of the Internet and its fast growth led to less and less… Continue

Added by Nicolas Antoniello on April 10, 2009 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Participants report - South SSIG

I believe that one of the most important aspects of short capacity building courses is to give us insights and to stimulate our curiosity to develop further reseraches on the topics that interest us the most.

As we are supposed to send the organizers of the South SSIG personal reports about the lectures, I thought that it could be a good idea to share them here, so they can benefit all the community and maybe provoke more curiosity :)

This report is the result of my… Continue

Added by Marília Maciel on April 6, 2009 at 9:07pm — No Comments

The Global IP System and the Consequences on Artistic Expression

WARNING: The following text below are quite long. Interesting facts below that might interest some of you. This was forwarded to me by our ISOC PH president. This is about the CopySouth Dossier which is freely available on the Internet and is also available in Spanish language.


Dear Friends,

The… Continue

Added by Charity Gamboa-Embley on April 5, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Congratulations, Olga and Adrian!

I heard that the South Summer School on Internet Governance in Argentina has been a success - Raquel Gatto and Marilia Maciel told me they would be there. Who else participated?

Congratulations for all those involved in the setup of this event!

Added by Seiiti on April 4, 2009 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Conficker Worm

Conficker Worm is spreading and dangerous. I'm sure you are aware of it. Since one of the characteristics of the threat is that it blocks access to removal tools, you might want to download a copy of a removal tool ahead of time, even though your OS is patched and you have preventive tools. You never know when a friend might need it! I have it on my desktop for easy mailing if anyone does need it. More info:… Continue

Added by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on April 2, 2009 at 2:26pm — 2 Comments

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