"It would be the largest petition ever," he said. And it would send a message to the policy makers that we are all in this together. "It would have some impact, I would think."
All the work behind the petition - hosting, archiving and securing data, etc. - is done voluntarily and no money is involved, he said. More people have stepped forward recently to translate the petition into other languages and Myneni expects that by the end of March there will be German, Chinese and some other languages represented.
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"I don't want money or sponsorship from anybody," he said. "I want to keep it clean and very simple."
That said, if the petition gets too unwieldy, he'd welcome non-monetary assistance from organizations like Facebook or Google. Keeping track of hundreds of millions of names is not for amateurs, after all. If everybody who signs the petition gets ten more people to sign, a billion is a real mathematical possibility, he said.
Needless to say, this could prove to be a very interesting petition to watch evolve over the next 13 months.