[IRP] Tentative proposal for merging the APC/IRP and FCForumcharter processes

Jeremy Malcolm jeremy
Fri Dec 11 08:34:54 EET 2009

On 10/12/2009, at 8:45 PM, Lisa Horner wrote:

>  It's a shame though that the suggestion's been made at this late  
> stage...I think we have agreement that we're leaving the wiki/google  
> doc open until 25th Dec, and then handing it over to the HR experts  
> to edit for language and human rights compliance.

Although the FCForum charter came together quickly, this was largely  
because we were physically locked in a room for a day cobbling it  
together (and then a couple of weeks of work online to refine it).  I  
do feel that trying to merge the APC and FCForum charters before  
Christmas, purely working online, is over-ambitious.

>   So, to keep to this timescale, we'd need to add the principles  
> from the FCForum charter to the wiki in the relevant places (mainly  
> articles 19, 26 and 27 I guess).  Jeremy - could you or someone from  
> the Forum group do that?  Then they'd need to join the IRP/apc  
> rights lists and participate in the discussions once the expert  
> group has done their first round of work.....

Before we embark on this, let me go back to the FCForum group and see  
whether they agree with this course of action or whether they would  
prefer to wait until the APC charter version 2.0 is finalised, and  
work towards a unified version 3.0.  That way, there would be less  
disruption to your schedule at a difficult time of year.

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