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Focus of article changed
The article was radically changed on 14 February 2007 by User:Malhi gurdial. He (or she) replaced a slightly historical article which detailed the actual organisations and processes that control the Internet with a new article discussing the politics of Internet governance and incorporating some text from the previous article.
The new article is non-wiki style, and has not been wikified to any great extent in two months. Further, a lot of useful information about practical Internet governance has been lost.
I propose to revert the article to the 6th February version, so as to restore a wikified and technically useful article (which still needs improvement).
Malhi Gurdial and the rest of us will then have the opportunity to reorganise and strengthen the article with the new information.
Major reorganisations should probably be discussed in the talk pages (or possibly on the "Article Creation and Improvement Drive" project, if that gets off the ground).
Comments? - Paul 01:51, 16 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm a newbie here. I made changes to this article as part of an assignment for a class (Internet and Society: Technologies and Politics of Control) at Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. I rearranged some of the sections (for instance, moving the "Definition" section to the beginning), added some text (such as Prof. Yochai Benkler's "layers" of governance), and provided a couple of citations and external links. I would like to further develop this article by elaborating on the controversies involving Internet governance, discussing proposed models, and exploring certain issues, such as the role of the developing world. I would also like to add a photo and some additional links.
I will be editing this article as part of an assignment for graduate school. I wish to contribute citations and look out for any biased/non neutral statements within the article.
I'm in the same course as Dasha and will be editing this article as part of an assignment. I note that two other classmates have also made some edits. Looking at what still needs to be done, I have identified a lack of citations for the History section as being the main issue, particularly sections 1&2 which have NO sources at all. I won't have time to fix it all but hope someone else will continue the effort. Marie61 (talk) 16:57, 29 October 2011 (UTC)
Academia runs wiki...shocker. the very issue being discussed is at stake here. "non-neutral" statements....depends on where you're sitting. If we are going to turn wikipedia into a college lecture, we gots probs...oh wait too late.188.8.131.52 (talk) 23:00, 4 June 2013 (UTC)
Like my other three classmates, I'm also editing this article for a class assignment as part of the Wikipedia:Canada Education Program—I've gone ahead and added our course banner to this talk page. I'm going to make a couple of changes to this article today. First, I noticed that a few sentences in the background section are more or less plagiarized from this book. I'm going to clean up these sentences and add appropriate citations where needed. Second, I'm going to add a few more resources to the further reading section that can be used to continue developing this article.
Third, I want to start talking about expanding the scope of this article. Currently, it focuses primarily on technical administration of critical Internet infrastructure (i.e. ICANN and the DNS system) or non-authoritative deliberation in international conferences and bodies (i.e. WSIS and WGIG). It doesn't offer a clear explanation of how these two particular types of governance relate to each other or to other types of governance (i.e. security, intellectual property, communication rights). It also doesn't cover different models for Internet governance (i.e. traditional state sovereignty, decentralized peer production, others). I don't know that I'm comfortable enough with the subject or with Wikipedia's norms to propose a restructuring just yet, but I think these points should be addressed in this article. Any thoughts? --Mari (talk) 19:32, 1 November 2011 (UTC)