|The Global Internet Project is an international group of senior executives committed to spurring the growth of the Internet worldwide. The founder of the group is Dr. James Clark, Chairman of Netscape Communications Corporation. The Chairman is John Gerdelman, President of networkMCI Services. The fifteen member companies are primarily from the software and telecommunications segments of the Internet industry.|
|Last Updated: 10/16/97||
The group believes that the Internet must be viewed as a global medium transcending geographical differences that is transforming not only how commerce is conducted, but education, healthcare, and society in general. The group is concerned about the Internet facing a growing maze of national laws, rules and regulations that may impede its growth.
Without strong international leadership, unilateral or regional policies will retard or inhibit the growth of the Internet and all that it offers for commerce and society. Those companies with the most direct stake in the medium's future must play a central role internationally.
The Global Internet Project believes that more must be done to educate decision-makers around the world about the nature of the Internet and the promise the medium holds. We believe that if decision-makers are educated about this medium, they are much more likely to make sound public policy choices.
THE EMERGENCE OF A NETWORKED WORLD
Commerce, Society and the Future of the Internet
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