I feel like there needs to be a concerted push to move all internet infrastructure into the control of the hands of the United Nations — currently the US controls too much.

Organisations such as IANA and ICANN are based in the US, which means they could see pressure to force domain registrars to comply with US laws. This is greatly worrying.

I don't have the political chops to push for this, but I'd happily sign any campaign.

@MistressEmelia
China, Russia, and India are all on the UN Security council. You'll forgive me for thinking UN control of the Internet could only make it worse.

That said, the tech is open; they're welcome to offer a competing network or national networks; Russia and others seem keen to try it.

@cykros it may not be ideal, but I only know of the UN as being stateless, I don't know of another way to make something not controlled by any single state.

example for stateless society, violence mentioned 

@cykros @MistressEmelia
#UN: their foundation is based on #nationalism.

Just cause of it's current significy in relation to the geopolitics in the 'middle east' as an example:
#DFNS (democratic federation of northern #Syria) also known as #Rojava. They are building stateless democracy...just facing a ethnic cleansing with support of the 'international community' conducted by #turkey and their proxies.

resources as commons 

@cykros @MistressEmelia

when it's in general about organizing resources free from the concept of states and property I can recoment the book 'patterns of commening'

It's an introduction into organizing resources as #commons, some historic context and studying about existing examples...

The first couple of pages are already enough to get an underatanding of it.

resources as commons 

@cykros @MistressEmelia
yes. there's also a free pdf. (if you want I can look it up for you)
In case you think of getting a copy you could ask your local libary and/or get it here:
store.collectivecopies.com/sto

resources as commons 

@paulfree14 @cykros that site has an invalid SSL certificate.. I'm not sure the local library would stock an english copy (I'm in berlin)

resources as commons 

@cykros @MistressEmelia
ooh. :(

hi
@commonsinstitut
@commonify
do you know where to get in #Berlin a copy of the book 'patterns of commoning'?
Are there some floating around as a #commons? :-)
thank you!

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