Usually when I
rant write about public consultations of some government ideas, there’s not much good I can say. Well, for once this is not the case.
The Ministry of Administration and Digitization is working on their position for upcoming NetMundial Internet stakeholders meeting in Saõ Paulo. To prepare for that, the Ministry has announced a call for comments on a document prepared by the European Commission about Internet governance, and has invited several organisations and companies to weigh-in on the topic on a multistakeholder meeting in meatspace.
The topic is immensely important, and I hope to elaborate on that soon. In the meantime, however, I’d just like to say, that for some time now NGOs that are interested and competent in this area no longer have to knock on Ministries’ doors. Instead, we’re invited along ISPs, telcos, and large Internet companies, and can freely voice our opinions. Sometimes we even get listened-to.
Even better, this time one of the NGOs invited to comment and for the meeting was the Warsaw Hackerspace.
So we got
@hackerspace.pl addresses into official ministerial communication, and two hackers into ministerial corridors. Expecting the media to go crazy about it in 3… 2… 1…