As Chair of Internet Society Board of Trustees, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my best wishes for a wonderful New Year to Members, Chapters, partners, and friends around the world.
As a community joined by a vision of the Internet’s potential to foster global innovation and to benefit individual lives, I believe the past year provides us many reasons for confidence. Our collective efforts have helped make the Internet more accessible to an increasing number of people around the world. We have helped promote the adoption of technologies that are at the core of the Internet’s continued development.
Perhaps most importantly, we have helped those beyond our community understand that openness and transparency are not just chance features of today’s Internet, but properties intrinsic to its creation and continuing evolution, and that they must be preserved.
Thus, I look forward with much optimism to working with you in 2010 as we continue to advance the cause of an Internet for everyone.