[DC3] Guadalajara Declaration and DC3 Report

Raoul Plommer plommer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 4 06:09:08 UTC 2016

Hi all,

The declaration looks good to me. Carlos' point seems valida as well and we
should take heed.

Can I show this link (URL) text to some of my contacts just to have some
more people to review it? Namely, I'm thinking of some of Pirate contacts
who might have some valuable input.

I am sorry I have not been more active recently, but I am coming to the IGF
and will attend day 0 with you. Hopefully getting a lot more done there. :)


On 4 November 2016 at 07:28, Nicolás Echániz <nicoechaniz at altermundi.net>

> I agree with Carlos on this.
> On 11/04/2016 01:57 AM, Carlos Rey-Moreno wrote:
> > Dear Luca, thank you very much for all you work on the declaration and
> > the report.
> >
> > The declaration does not incorporate the concern I raised  about the
> > first sentence of the preamble ( "Over three billion people do not have
> > access to communication infrastructure") being a potential source of
> > discrediting the whole declaration as it is not accurate.
> >
> > While there is common agreement that there are only 3 billion people
> > connected to (using) the Internet, that does not mean that they do not
> > have access to communications.  For instance, the ITU shows that
> > coverage for both GSM and 3G networks is way beyond that number [1].
> > Other reasons may explain this gap, affordability, lack of relevant
> > content, confidence/skills, etc, but not lack of access.  Thus, I
> > propose, after the input from John Dada in the same email thread, to
> > rephrase that sentence to:
> > "Over four billion people may remain unconnected to the Internet,
> > including around a billion who do not have access to basic telephony
> > services".
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