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Civil society organizations participating in the OECD 2008 Ministerial Meeting on the Future of the Internet Economy (Seoul, June 17-18, 2008) have issued the Seoul Declaration (June 16, 2008). Excerpt:
PS: According to Gwen Hinze at EFF (email to the A2K list), the Declaration has already been signed by "EPIC, EFF, EDRi, IRIS, IT4Change, Public Knowledge, APC, and Consumers Korea, Jinbonet, and many individuals." If it's still open for new signatures, could anyone point me to the web site collecting them? I'll blog the link here.
Update. Civil society organizations wishing to sign the declaration should send an email to Katitza Rodriguez Pereda of EPIC at katitz [at] datos-personales.org.
Update. Ziga Turk, the Slovenian Minister for Growth, blogged some notes on the declaration from Seoul this morning:
Update. My original post linked to the June 16 draft of the declaration, and Turk's post links to the June 18 final edition of the declaration. Note that the final edition deletes the paragraph in support of OA. I'd be grateful if anyone could shed light on the maneuvering behind this deletion.
Update. There are two Seoul Declarations, one by civil society organizations and one by OECD ministers. The former still includes the paragraph on OA and the latter (apparently) never did. Thanks to Sherman Siy of Public Knowledge for this important clarification.
Update. Also see the article in Mediacaster Magazine.