At its INET conference, the Internet Society issued a message urging Internet users around the world to become active participants in the effort to guarantee that the Internet remains an open and transparent platform for communication and innovation. According to the Society, which is a non-profit organization founded in 1992, the future development of the internet could be imperiled by various threats to its openness and technology advancement.
The Society also illustrated its case with four possible scenarios for the future of the internet. It specifically advocated the one it referred to as The Common Pool, a scenario in which the Internet focuses on open technologies and processes. According to the Society, this scenario would be the most beneficial to both business and personal users of the global communications network.