[IRP] Charter Process - suggestion

Benedek, Wolfgang wolfgang.benedek@uni-graz.at wolfgang.benedek
Mon Aug 30 11:35:40 EEST 2010

Dear Shaila,

Thak You for Your good efforts.

Unfortunately, it appears that Google docs are presently not accesssible.

Could You please send (me) Your comments in some other way?

On Your question, I agree that the different parts of the Charter are not equally strong and that (much) more work has to go into it. It will be difficult, however, to identify or agree on what is good enough for an abridged version. Therefore, I would prefer that we present what we have by then in Vilnius as a 1.0 draft, collect feedback, seek wider participation and endorsement and continue working on a more elaborate draft.

Kind regards

Wolfgang Benedek

Am 27.08.10 01:41 schrieb "shaila mistry" unter <shailam at yahoo.com>:

Hi Everyone

Hope everyone on has had a chance to go through the charter. I know that this is a monumental task and I thank everyone who undertook  it. Also a big thanks to the "expert group"  for undertaking to do a final draft

I have been thinking about the draft daily since our call on August 19 and am in two minds. One as an IRP member  but also the other as someone who write policy documents all the time.I ask my self what I would do with this charter and the answer is as follows and I offer it in all sincerity

In my opinion the Charter is a good start.We have succeeded in assembling together all the components but we have not had enough time  to discuss each of the main arteries and neither have we had sufficient time to word smith it . IGF 2010 is an excellent opportunity to launch it but is it complete enough ? Is it possible that we do so in an abridged version with  just  main points. We then taking the time to word it as we would all like.  My concern is that in its present standing some sections are very strong and others clearly need more work
I, along with all of you to have this Charter to be taken seriously .

Alternatively we could all undertake to fleshing out the underwritten sections and be prepared for  Sept 14, 2010

This is my two cents worth and I deffer to the wisdom of all of you who have more knowledge and experience than I .

BTW I have gone through it again and made my points in green.

Shaila Rao Mistry

From: Lisa Horner <LisaH at global-partners.co.uk>To: "irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org" <irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org>
Cc: "irp-charter at rp.lip6.fr" <irp-charter at rp.lip6.fr>Sent: Thu, August 19, 2010 9:58:21 AMSubject: [IRP] Charter Process

Hi all

Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who has submitted comments and who joined the conference call today.  I?m really excited about the level of engagement in the process, and think the comments and discussions have been tremendously productive so far.

As discussed, I have collated and posted all of the comments we have received on a Google document here:


You can add to the list of comments here, but please don?t edit the text that is there.  These are simply copied and pasted from people?s emails so it?s not appropriate to edit their comments!  *Please clearly mark any additional comments you make on the google doc by highlighting them in a different colour* You can also continue to submit comments by email and I?ll do my best to collate.

Wolfgang is particularly interested in comments regarding any rights or principles that are missing, and about any duplications.  RE Anja?s question about the right time to submit suggestions for small edits?the time is now!

We agreed to have comments open until Friday.  Wolfgang will then start work to see what can be incorporated into the Charter.  He has agreed to incorporate those comments that are fairly straightforward or around which there is consensus.  More contentious or difficult points will be highlighted for further discussion and consultation.  We will then have a ?final first draft? by the end of the month.

Wolfgang ? please clearly mark in the new draft where changes have been made to make it easy for people to see.  Maybe you could also write the coalition an email to explain what comments you have/have not been able to take on board and why.

We have a recording of the call ? let me know if you?d like the link to listen.

Thanks again for all of your inputs and engagement, and to Wolfgang for driving this forwards.

All the best,



Lisa Horner

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