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1.21. What is the Internet Society?
Other organizations, not strictly technical groups, exist that facilitate the
growth of the Internet and keep the public informed. The Internet Society, the
"parent" of the AIB, is an international body made of volunteers providing
support to organizations involved in the use, operation, well-being, and
evolution of the Internet. The Internet Society doesn't run the Internet
either, but its members do work to keep it running smoothly. For more
information, send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following goals of the Internet Society are taken from its charter:
More information about the Internet Society is available by
- A To facilitate and support the technical evolution of the Internet as a
research and education infrastructure, and to stimulate the involvement of the
scientific community, industry, government and others in the evolution of the
- B. To educate the scientific community, industry and the public at large
concerning the technology, use and application of the Internet;
- C. To promote educational applications of Internet technology for the
benefit of government, colleges and universities, industry, and the public at
- D. To provide a forum for exploration of new Internet
applications, and to stimulate collaboration among organizations in their
operational use of the global Internet.
Information is also available via Gopher, from gopher isoc.org.
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