About this blog…

I am employed by Netnod as head of engineering, research and development and am among other things chair of the Security and Stability Advisory Committee at ICANN. You can find CV and photos of me at this page.

As I wear so many hats, I find it being necessary to somewhere express my personal view on things. This is the location where that happens. Postings on this blog, or at Facebook, Twitter etc, falls under this policy.

The views expressed on this post are mine and do not necessarily reflect the views of Netnod or any other of the organisations I have connections to.

What is a “search engine”? (Smile 29)

Many people where surprised when the European Parliament started discussing a written declaration (in Swedish here) with the intention to create an early warning system for pedophiles and sex offenders. Specifically when the explicit text in the declaration describe what the system is about (I have put text in bold):

Asks the Council and the […]

New TLDs, acceptable or not to everyone?

Last week was an ICANN meeting in Brussels. I did not go this time either. But people still send questions to me on various subjects. One of the more popular ones the last couple of days is whether the string that is to be allocated as a potential new TLD must be acceptable to everyone, […]

IPv6 better than IPv4 at IETF-77

At the IETF meeting in Anaheim, USA, the internet access this morning was broken for IPv4, while IPv6 works like a charm.

I think we will see more and more of this in the future. It is interesting sitting here surfing around, making phone calls etc, and see what services work. Some do not, and […]

Internet Access at UN meeting is limited

At the Internet Governance Forum MAG meeting today, I heard people start complaining they can not access their chat service, and then email, and then VPN server at home. I did not have any problems, but that was (as I now know) because my VPN came up.

I used the brilliant software Netalyzr, and found […]

Förslag på ny Radio- och TV-lag

Suck, jag blir så ledsen. Fortfarande, 2009, förstår inte de som skriver utredningar vad som händer i världen. Men, det är uppenbarligen inget att göra något åt. Sveriges Radio är förlorare. De och även kommersiella aktörer leds in på en väg som inte är annat än en återvändsgränd. De springs om av pigga aktörer som […]

Letter from EU to UN Secretary General

Today the Swedish IT Minister Åsa Torstensson together with the Commissioner Viviane Reding sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. I think the letter is extremely well written, but when I twittered about it, some people contacted me and asked what was so special with it?

Let me try to explain…

In […]

Swedish Regulator on openness – (PTS-ER-2009:32)

Today the Swedish Regulator PTS handed over their report on openness to the Swedish Government. The report is in Swedish but can be found here.

The report do have an abstract in English, and that summary include the major findings:

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) has come to the following conclusions after completing […]

Vad implicerar ett exklusivitetsavtal?

I veckan (19 november) beskrevs det hos Computer Sweden hur Telias förslag för exklusivitetsavtal diskuteras i Nacka. Det talas om exklusivitet under en viss tid, men vad mer exakt som föreslås av Telia är förvirrande då det står olika saker i olika texter. Jag önskar generellt att texter som skrivs, speciellt i fackpressen, är mer […]

Problem med nätneutralitet i Sverige?

I dagens IDG finns jag visst med på en helsida. Jag hoppas läsarna förstår att jag känner att jag är någonstans mittemellan de som kräver absolut neutralitet, och de som tycker marknaden kan lämnas helt fri.

För att repetera så anser jag inte att vi i Sverige har problem med neutralitet. Vi har problem med […]

Vad är Internetaccess?

Härom dagen postade jag en längre artikel med titeln “Har vi problem med öppenhet i Sverige?“. Jag har fått många kommentarer (tack), och förtydligar nu med några kortare inlägg. Först Internetaccess.

Jag anser inte vi har problem med Internetaccess idag. Men just därför bör idag alla inblandade samlas och komma överens om vilka minimikrav som […]