THURNER rupert | 1 Nov 07:42 2007
Picon und die schweiz ... frei nach galileo ...


hab mit arne telefoniert am letzte montag und er konnte die sache aufklären. nicht alles was auf den ersten blick wie eine scheibe aussieht ist auch eine scheibe :)

vielen dank!


On Oct 28, 2007 9:24 PM, THURNER rupert <rupert.thurner <at>> wrote:

falls sich wer wundert warum auf kein hinweis auf steuerbegünstigtes spenden in der schweiz steht - es muss das trägheitsgesetz sein...:

 * anscheinend hat wer vergessen dass die (deutschsprachige) welt keine scheibe ist ;)
 * ich habe vor 3 tagen eine mail an fundcom und internal geschickt (siehe im anhang)
    die reaktion war für alle sprachen und seiten äusserst zuvorkommend und schnell
 * ausser für
 * ich habe gestern nochmal erinnert und auch arne klempert aufs
    mail genommen (siehe anhang)
 * heute hab ich auf die wp haupt-diskussionsseite geschrieben und auch kurt jansson
   direkt angesprochen - und das erste mal eine sofortige reaktion erhalten ...
 * zuständig ist anscheinend arne klempert, akl <at>
 * die scheibe hat gerüchteweise zu
    verantworten herr doktor der geschichte und länderkunde,
    frank.schulenburg <at>, haut mich nicht wenn mir da wer einen
    bären aufgebunden hat ...

inkl morgen wären wir bei einer reaktionszeit von 5 (fünf) tagen, die tage vorher, wo das einem von allein einfallen hätte können nicht dazugenommen. allfällige anregungen für passierscheine bitte in zukunft direkt an akl <at>, ev. fundcom-l <at>

und dann soll mir noch einer sagen die schweizer sind langsam :)

 * trägheitsgesetzt:
 * scheibe/flache erde:
 * passierschein a38:


"vier zeilen in einem guten lexikon sind mehr wert als der
schönste grabstein." - alec guinness - gerüchteweise ...
zieh deine Spende von den Steuern ab, siehe

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: THURNER rupert <rupert.thurner <at> >
Date: Oct 25, 2007 2:17 AM
Subject: tax decucibility when fundraising ... and translation to fr/it ...
To: wmf fundraising <fundcom-l <at>>, "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed subscription)" < internal-l <at>>


could you pls add a hint to local tax deducibility for switzerland on the english, french, german and italian site? curently only the german site contains a notice of deductability in germany.

<... cut ...>

treasurer -


From: "THURNER rupert" <thurner.rupert <at>>
Sender: rupert.thurner <at>
To: "Local Chapters, board and officers coordination (closed subscription)" < internal-l <at>>,
"Arne Klempert [wikimedia]" <akl <at> >
Subject: Re: [Internal-l] German chapter fundraising

could you pls add the swiss donation site also to, an example would be:

hinweis für steuerbegünstigtes spenden

Wenn Sie die Ziele von Wikimedia unterstützen und Ihre Spende in Deutschland oder der Schweiz steuerlich geltend machen möchten, dann spenden Sie bitte an die als gemeinnützig anerkannten Vereine

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Michael Bimmler | 5 Nov 17:03 2007

[Fwd: OII News [2007.11.05]: News and events for November (and the IGF 2007)]

Especially the first item (Internet Governance Forum) might be quite
interesting to read...

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From: OII Newsletter <newsletter <at>>
Subject: OII News [2007.11.05]: News and events for November (and the IGF 2007)
Date: 2007-11-05 15:58:00 GMT
Dear friends and colleagues,   

As the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2007 will be taking place shortly in Rio de Janeiro, we thought it
might be timely for a newsletter that highlights some of the OII's efforts to inform and stimulate debate
on issues of Internet Governance. These include: a new working paper, OII involvement in the IGF 2007, and
two key events to be held in London. These forthcoming activities add to our ongoing programme of
seminars, forums and conferences on this topic, which we regard as central to ensuring that the Internet
realises its full potential.   

Best wishes,   
Bill Dutton, Director   

1. The IGF 2007: The OII at Rio   
2. New Working Paper on Internet Governance   
3. Webcasts on Internet Governance   
4. Events Diary   

1. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2007: The OII at Rio   

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum set up after the UN's World Summit on the
Information Society (WSIS) to facilitate the international discussion of governance issues relating
to the Internet. The first IGF was held in Athens in 2006, and the second will take place shortly in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil (12-15 November 2007).   

DPhil student Marcelo Thompson's proposal for a workshop 'Human Rights and Neutrality in the Internet' at
the IGF has been welcomed by the IGF Secretariat. The workshop (13 Nov, 16:30-18:00) will seek to address
the question: 'In which sense are technologically neutral laws and policies suitable to harness the
development of a people-centred Information Society and to protect and fulfil the human right of access
to knowledge and technology?' The workshop is being co-organized by the Center for Technology and
Society (CTS) at the FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro. Speakers: Michael Geist (University of Ottawa),
Ronaldo Lemos (CTS/FGV, iCommons), Andrew McLaughlin (Google, Berkman Center), Claudio Prado
(Brazilian Ministry of Culture), Marcelo Thompson (OII), Moderator: Pedro Paranagua (CTS/FGV).   

The proposal is at:   

OII Research Fellow Dr Ian Brown has also co-organised a workshop: 'Managing security issues:
authentication at the transaction level'. Download the flyer (pdf, 74kb):   

Marcelo will represent Ian on this panel, and OII Visiting Fellow Mary Rundle on two other panels:   

'Privacy in Internet Identity Management: Emerging Issues and New Approaches'   

'Fundamental Freedoms in the IGF: Protecting and Promoting Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Assembly
and Association, and Privacy in the Information Society'   

Ian Brown will also give a paper on 'Co-regulating Internet Security: The London Action Plan' at the Global
Internet Governance Academic Network's (GigaNet) second annual symposium. This takes place the day
before the IGF in Rio. Download the paper (pdf, 1mb):   

Vicki Nash supported the UK's contributions to the IGF by acting as a judge for the BERR/Nominet Best
Practice Challenge. This joint initiative between Nominet and the Dept for Business, Enterprise and
Regulatory Reform sought to identify UK organisations, groups or individuals that have delivered a
safer, more accessible, diverse Internet experience and who will be showcased as examples of best
practice in Rio. Details:   

Two other events coming up are:   

1. The first of what we hope to be an annual 'Global Status of the Net' conference (30 November)   
We will be working with the US Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC) to provide a
neutral platform for a policy dialogue on challenging technology policy issues, including Internet
Governance. The conference will feature parliamentary leaders from across Europe, Members of the US
Cogressional Internet Caucus and other government officials, leading tech policy academics, industry
executives and representatives from NGOs.   

2. What's in a name? (28 January)   
A lecture and discussion to provide an oportunity to commemorate Jon Postel by looking back at the history
of the Domain Name System (DNS), explain its management and its significance to different actors, and
discuss the merits of alternative scenarios in the future, including proposals for such innovations as
Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) (more details to follow). This event will be sponsored primarily
by Afilias, a global leader in advanced registry services.   
Jon Postel:   

2. New Working Paper on Internet Governance   

We have a new working paper on Internet Governance by Terje Rasmussen (OII Visitor in 2007):
'Techno-politics, Internet Governance and some challenges facing the Internet'. It addresses the
Internet as a terrain of 'techno-political controversies' which have influenced the development of the
Internet since the start. Download the paper (pdf, 125kb):   

Fragments: 'We have entered the fourth phase of the Net's history, characterised by several opposing
tendencies: increasingly advanced technical solutions that bring new terminals and platforms and a
greater awareness of what the Net represents in a social sense, but also a closer legal and political
intervention in the Net by the IT bureaucrats.'   

'The Net's architecture assumed moral surroundings – which the same architecture's success is now in
the process of weakening. An increasing number of functions are being installed on the Net to protect
users against breakdowns, sabotage and contamination of information, but such measures distance the
Net from its original principle.'   

Other OII working papers that address Internet Governance:   

Dutton / Palfrey / Peltu: 'Deciphering the Codes of Internet Governance: Understanding the Hard Issues at
Stake' Summary of an event organised around the topics of openness, security, diversity and access and
providing an overview of the IGF and the issues it plans to address (Sept 2006).   

Dutton / Peltu: 'The emerging Internet governance mosaic: connecting the pieces' Summary of a forum
attended by members of the WGIG Secretariat (May 2005).   

You can see more governance work at:   

Our working papers can be found at:   

3. Webcasts on Internet Governance   

Much of our research on Internet Governance has centred on a programme of seminars, forums and
conferences. Resulting webcasts are listed below:   

Internet Governance for Development: Focusing on the Issues   
Focus: Summary of an event organised around the topics of openness, security, diversity and access and
providing an overview of the IGF and the issues it plans to address. Open discussion (rec. 31 Aug-1 Sept

Recent Developments in FCC Internet Regulation   
Focus: Summarising the swift move of the US Federal Commmunications Commission in removing old rules
(common carriage) and imposing new ones (E911, CALEA), and assessing the current US debate about network
owners' provision of a 'prioritized Internet' (rec. 18 April 2006)   
Speaker: Susan Crawford (a member of the ICANN board of directors)   

Internet Governance for Dummies   
Focus: What aspects of the Internet need to be governed, and how effectively are ICANN, the IETF, and the ITU
dealing with the key issues of Internet governance? (rec. 4 July 2005)   
Speaker: John Levine (a member of ICANN's At Large Advisory Committee)   

The Future of the Internet - and How to Stop It   
Focus: What lies around the corner for the Internet, how to avoid it, and how to study and affect the future of
the Internet using the distributed power of the network itself, using privacy as a signal example (rec. 25
April 2005)   
Speaker: Professor Jonathan Zittrain   

Webcast site:   

4. Events Diary   

Exploring the distributed development of Grid infrastructure for Particle Physics at the LHC: A case of
Scaled Agility?   
Speaker: Will Venters, Dept of Information Systems, LSE   
Focus: Describing research undertaken within the EPSRC-funded Pegasus project to explore the working
practices of the UK particle physics community in their development of Grid infrastructure to support
their research at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).   
Date: Tues 6 November (15:00 - 17:00)   

Digital Diplomacy: the impact of the Internet on international relations   
Speaker: Dr Nicholas Westcott, CMG (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)   
Focus: Exploring how the Internet contributes to the fraying of the power of the state in international
relations, how non-state actors exert influence, and how the Internet changes both the dynamic of
traditional diplomatic negotiations, and the way foreign ministries and embassies operate.   
Date: Wed 14 November (12:15 - 13:30)   

The Internet and the Delegalization of Law   
Speaker: Professor Fred Schauer, Harvard University   
Focus: Technological changes, such as the Internet, have made access to nonlegal information, such as
newspaper reports and general interest books far less costly. Professor Schauer discusses the issues
raised by this trend, such as whether it foreshadows the decreased dominance of traditional canon of
legal information within the courts.   
Date: Thurs 15 November (15:00 - 16:30)   

The 2008 Democratic Global Primary: How Democrats Abroad will use the Internet to encourage political
participation and increase overseas voting   
Speakers: Jon Cooper and Meredith A. Gowan Le Goff (American Democrats Abroad)   
Focus: In June of 2007, Democrats Abroad voted to kick-off the 2008 delegate selection process with a
global primary, so that Democrats around the world can easily participate. It is the first time that
Internet-based voting is going to be used on such a large scale for a primary election: according to
Democrats Abroad, e-voting will make voting easier and increase participation in the Democratic
primary and in the general election in 2008, especially amongst overseas Americans living in remote
rural areas.   
Date: Wed 28 November (15:00 - 17:00)   

Networked Information Processing and Changing Attitudes to Privacy in Japan   
Speaker: Dr Andrew A. Adams, School of Systems Engineering, Reading University   
Focus: There is a myth amongst researchers that there is no such thing as 'Privacy' in Japan. Dr Adams
refutes that and shows that the advent of networked information processing of personal data has brought
Japanese attitudes to information privacy to a highly similar position to Western attitudes.   
Date: Thurs 14 February (15:30 - 17:00)   

Please register for any of these events by sending your name and affiliation to:   
mailto:events <at>   

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Nando Stöcklin | 5 Nov 20:56 2007

Event: RFID - Die Computer-Revolution findet erst noch statt


Everybody is invited to the following event in Berne:

1. Kolloquium Informatik und Unterricht, PHBern, Montag 19. November 2007
Peter Schüler, Redakteur der Computerzeitschrift c't: RFID - Die Computer-Revolution findet erst noch statt

Die Funktechnik zur Erkennung markierter Gegenstände (RFID) boomt.
Vermutlich bis 2020 müssen wir uns auf billionenfach(!) verbreitete,
unsichtbar kleine und weltweit vernetzte Funktransponder einstellen. Sie
sind die Basis eines "Internet der Dinge" mit kaum vorstellbaren
Auswirkungen auf Technik, Wirtschaft und Privatsphäre.


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Michael Bimmler | 10 Nov 20:42 2007

27.11.2007 - Treffen Lesegruppe Wissensgesellschaft (Digitale Allmend

Die Digitale Allmend trifft sich für eine Lesegruppe zum Thema

Dienstag 27. Nov 19:00
Restaurant Gloria Josefstrasse 59, 8005 Zürich

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