@jwildeboer With KSA chairing the Human Rights Commission?
@dredmorbius would that matter? „Truly free“ being quite the identifier.
@jwildeboer So, there's that.
But then, it's easy to solve hard technical, political, or social problems by specifying a proposed solution as problem-free by definition.
That doesn't actually do the hard work of solving the problem.
My question wasn't a hypothetical as IIRC KSA *has been* the chair of the UN HRC, with certain implications for groups associated with religions that are notably not Islamic. (Not calling out Islam itself, merely the ensuing dynamic.)
@jwildeboer My first inclination was actually to somewhat agree with your suggestion.
But the contrarian in me is an asshole and had to say something, and who am I to deny its right to speak?
The point being that you might want to put some thought into a publicly-provided Internet (excellent idea, IMO), in a structure which *doesn't* create a single, *global*, potentially-compromised controlling entity.
@dredmorbius of you use the UN to enforce the fundamental human rights it’s a win-win. It’s the other way round IMHO. We have no global governance. But we need it. And it can never be a commercial entity like Facebook or Google.
@jwildeboer I've actually known of you for years, well before G+ through the FS/OSS world. I generally find you sensible, if that helps.
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