[IRP] meeting before xmas
Mon Dec 21 11:08:41 EET 2009
> For me, Tues is better than Wed to meet at 18:00 CET.
i understand that many of you are already in xmas mode, but for those who
are available, I think it would be good to get together to
a) think about a last round of input for the charter
b) the mandate for the expert review group
c) a procedure/schedule for choosing the chair
@robert: we can look at the website move (and the setup to acceppt
i just had a meeting come up tuesday from 18:00 to 18.30 so I'd prefer a bit
earlier, but let's see who else wants to join
> From: maxsenges at gmail.com [maxsenges at gmail.com] On Behalf Of Max Senges [
> max at supercoolschool.com]
> Sent: Saturday, December 19, 2009 6:41 AM
> To: Biel Company Perez
> Cc: irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org; Bodle, Robert; Robert
> Guerra; M.I.Franklin; anja; Lauren Movius; Matthias C. Kettemann; rafik,
> dammak; Emily Laidlaw; Graciela Selaimen; rudi.vansnick; Jac sm Kee; Carlos,
> Affonso Pereira de Souza; HIBBARD Lee; Andrea Beccalli; Lisa Horner; Shaila
> Mistry; Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond; johan.hallenborg; Jaco Aizenman; Sylvia
> Caras; malte.spitz; Heike Jensen; Elfa.Gylfadottir; me
> Subject: Re: [IRP] IRP-DC elections results
> 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 not.
> @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 deliberate.
> I would like to nominate Lisa Horner as IRP Chair. Lisa has been
> continuously 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 itself.
> To a good year for Internet Rights and Principles!
> "The future is here. It?s just not widely distributed yet."
> ?William Gibson
> Max Senges
> Mobile: 01622122755
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