[IRP] IRP-DC elections results

anja anja
Sun Dec 20 15:04:08 EET 2009

Dear all, 

Congratulations to all those elected! I have found it a great
experience to work with this DC over the past so many months.  Under
Max's dynamic chairpersonship, the IRP DC has fast emerged as one of
the most active ones within the IGF - thank you very much for all your
efforts and inputs Max.  I look forward to working with all of you to
continue to take the DC's important work forward. I will be happy to
serve for a term of two years.  

Unfortunately I will not be able to join any meeting on Tuesday or
Wednesday as I'll be in a highly intensive training workshop on both
days.  However, I can already say that I strongly support the
nomination of Lisa for the position of chair.  She has been
consistently working towards the development of the work of the DC, in
terms of both substance and process, and the knowledge, skills,
passion and commitment she has displayed at this time make her, I
believe, the ideal candidate. 

I would not, however, immediately set up a
separate email list for
steering committee members.  I realise that high levels of traffic on
"practical" issues might lead to those solely interested in
substantive debates losing interest.  However, it is important that
endorsing documents and the like is done in as broad-based a process
as possible, as is, in fact, the setting up of meetings and the like
(which ideally should not include steering committee members only...).
 I would therefore prefer to continue to use the IRP list (and will
give it due priority!) at least for the time being.  If we are really
loosing too many readers because traffic is too high, we can always
still reconsider then. 

Happy Holidays to you all! 

Warm wishes, 

On Sun, 20 Dec 2009 08:34:05 +0900, Rafik Dammak  wrote:
 congratulations for the new elected steering committee, members
elected new faces to serve and it is good proof of how much the
coalition is active. Thanks to Biel for volunteering to manage the
election process.
would like to serve for two years. 
 2009/12/19 Max Senges 
 Dear Biel, dear steering committee peers, dear IRPlers

@Biel: thanks for managing the election process. we all know that
error is human and while i would have appreciated to work with Heike
in the steering committee, I am positive that her participation (as
well as that of the other candidates who ran) will be very valuable
and valued no matter in whether they are in the steering committee or
@the freshly elected steering committee (SC) coleagues: 
(1) CONGRATULATIONS - This is going to be an exciting year and I am
very much looking forward to working with you.

(2) we now have to proceed to elect a chair amongst the 14 SC
members. The charter simply says elect, which in my understanding
could be via vote or consensus. I think it would be ideal to find
consensus, but let's open the floor for nominations and then
    I would like to nominate Lisa Horner as IRP Chair. Lisa has been
furthering the development of our coalition and in fact
many times she was the leading force behind organizing and running
meetings and collabowritings. Thanks for all the work you did so far,
I hope you accept the nomination.  
Maybe the easiest would be to have a conference call? I would be
happy to meet next tuesday or wednesday? Given that we have two SC
members from Asia I would suggest to stick to the 18.00 CET time, but
I am of course flexible.
(3) all steering committee members will have to choose whether you
want to serve one or two years on the steering committee - please
announce your choice on the list. Our charter states: "IRP will elect
a steering committee, at least two of which will serve for one year
and at least two of which will serve for two years. [...] Nominees
will select which term length they prefer.

      I am happy to serve for two years.

(4) I propose that we setup a separate steering committee
mailing-list which all SC members give high priority when
dealing with
their email. We all know that email traffic can be overwhelming and to
have a method to quickly discuss and decide on a time-critical matter
(e.g. whether or not to endorse an appeal or other document) would be
very helpful.
@all IRPlers: thanks for voting and for your continued interest and
participation in our cause! The number of 44 votes might sound little,
however this is a significant organizational development from the 8
folks who simply volunteered in the first year of the steering
committee's existence, and the "improvised steering committee" we
setup in the wake of the merger last year.
In closing, I would be very interested to discuss and hear your
perception of the mandate / schedule for the Expert Review &
Consolidation of our "Charter of Human Rights and Principles on the
Internet" sent by Meryem and forwarded by me on Dec. 14th  ("Re:
Proposal for IRP Charter Revision")
And of course it would be good to have some more community input for
the Charter

To a good year for Internet Rights and Principles!



"The future is here. It?s just not widely distributed yet."
 ?William Gibson


Max Senges

www.maxsenges.com [2]

Mobile: 01622122755
   On Sat, Dec 19, 2009 at 5:28 AM, Biel Company Perez  wrote:
Dear IRP-DC members, 

I am pleased to announce that the following candidates have been
elected for the IRP-DC Steering Committee: 

 	*Academy (44 participants):  

 	*Carlos Alfonso       Pereira de Souza (25 votes) 	*Rafik Dammak
(18 votes) 	*Robert Bodle (18 votes) 	*Marianne Franklin (18 votes) 

  	*Civil Society (44 participants)  

 	*Anja Kovacs (29 votes) 	*Robert Guerra (21 votes) 	*Graciela
Selaiman (20 votes) 

  	*Governmental institutions (38 participants)  

 	*Lee Hibbard (28 votes) 	*Andrea Becalli (22 votes) 	*Johan
Hallenborg (14 votes) 

  	*Private Sector (44 participants)  

 	*Lisa Horner (37 votes) 	*Max
Senges (32 votes) 	*Shaila Rao Mistry
(16 votes) 	*Olivier JM Cr?pin-Leblond (16 votes) 
As you see, the election has ended in a tie among several members
within the academic and private sectors. Although this situation is
not regulated in the procedures for this electoral process, such
regulations do say that the Steering Committee may be ?no more
than 15? members. A simple criterion that is compatible with
this limitation and that does not make it necessary to organize a
second electoral round is to appoint the 3 most voted candidates
within each stakeholder group, but allowing more than 3 appointments
per stakeholder group if there are several candidates in tie. The 14
member Steering Committee above results from applying this criterion. 

As a summarized election report, one problem for which I am entirely
responsible and sincerely apologize needs to be explained here. One of
the candidates, Heike Jensen, did not appear on the ballot list during
the first two
days of the voting period. Although she did appear as a
candidate and her profile and electoral program were available in the
Google spreadsheet from the opening of the online ballots, her name
wasn?t added to the ballot?s candidate list until December
4th, as soon as we were informed of the error. In order to guarantee
that this had not deprived the candidate from any votes and that every
IRP-DC member wishing to vote for her had the possibility to do so,
the 23 IRP-DC members who had already voted by the time the ballot was
amended were sent an email giving them the possibility to modify only
one of their votes within the academic sector and only in favor of
Heike Jensen. Two members expressed their wish to modify their votes,
but neither of them could specify with certainty the candidates they
had elected, so no vote modifications were finally made. In view of
the final results within the academic sector, however, such
arrangements would not have altered the
composition   of the Steering

I would like to give special thanks to Prof. Derrick Cogburn, who
provided and managed the online voting system and whose contribution
was essential for sorting out problems as they emerged. Thanks also to
Max Senges for his support and counsel during the process, and to all
of you for your participation. Please do not hesitate to contact me
should you be interested in having any further details of the process.

Best, Biel Company P?rez
 IRPDC Steering Committee elections officer
 Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3)
 Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona. 
 Tel.: (+34) 93 673 50 82
 bcompanyp at uoc.edu [3] 
 IRP mailing list
 IRP at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [4]


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