baacamp07: the success story of InternetNZ

Here’s a very late baacamp report. Colin Jackson told the story of Internet New Zealand. A group of concerned people got together, formed a co-operative. I’m not sure of the exact type of legal entity they used, but it involved a constitution, and their consititution was democratic and non-commercial. They even used its democratic provisions once and got sufficient members to oust a bad president. They used this charitably chartered enterprise to get control over the .nz registration space, and so use its registration money for the benefit of all internet users. He described how they have funded a history of successful lobbying. The session was quite interactive with other old-timers relating a part of the tale and give their own perspective. Certainly a little piece of gold in my memory of baacamp.

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