[IRP] Tentative proposal for merging the APC/IRP and FCForum charter processes
Mon Dec 7 12:47:33 EET 2009
I have mostly just lurked on this list so far, but I am writing about
the APC Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the Internet, and a
proposal that has come up from another group that I'm involved with
(the Free Culture Forum Coalition), suggesting that it could be merged
with its charter, the Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to
Knowledge (see http://fcforum.net/).
I like both charters, but they have their strengths and weaknesses.
As I see it, the APC Charter has an excellent and logical structure,
but it has been drafted by a fairly narrow group. The current version
of the FCForum charter is the opposite: the structure is a bit of a
mess, but there was a large coalition of many groups brought together
(in person and online) to produce it.
Aside from those differences, there is quite a lot of overlap between
the two charters and it could make sense, I think, to work towards
combining them. So this is a very tentative initial email, sent at
the request of the convenor of the FCForum, to see what the
participants of this list think about the idea of merging the two
processes, to produce a single unified version 2.0 charter on Internet
rights and A2K.
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