[IRP] Conference call next week - onwards and upwards with the Charter

Lisa Horner LisaH
Wed Feb 2 13:42:47 EET 2011

Hi all

It seems that we're not going to be able to find a common time for everyone to join a call this week, and I realise it was a bit short notice.  Would it be easier for us to discuss next steps a bit by email first?  I think there are a few things we need to decide on in order to move forwards:

1) Steering Committee.  I think we need a more structured process for making decisions, and a core group of people responsible for driving the process forward.  We had an "HR expert group" before, but people suggested re-shaping to form a broader steering committee.  *Do you think this would be useful?  Would you be interested in joining (all are welcome to volunteer)?*

2) Issues to consult on.  I've outlined these in a google doc, based on our discussions so far, here: http://tinyurl.com/4tb8mo6  *Please check, and make comments/suggestions for additions and changes.*

3) People to consult with.  Again, I've started on the google doc....*please make additions and comments*.

4) How to consult:
	a. Far and wide, using digress.it commenting platform. *do you like this idea?  We need a volunteer to set the platform up please!*
	b. We need to consult with specific expert and user groups on specific issues.  I think the best way to do this would be for people to volunteer to take charge of 	specific issues and approach the relevant people on behalf of the coalition.  *do you think this is a good idea? Are there any issues you'd like to take charge of?*
	c. Any other ideas.  This is everyone's Charter, and it would be great if people could different consultations e.g. in different countries, at regional IGFs etc. 	*please volunteer!*

We also need to work out what to do about documents 2 (explanatory doc), and 3 (matrix of responsibilities).  But let's discuss the questions above for starters...I think it's a lot already.

Dixie's FAQs that she put together before might be useful for reminding us about objectives and the purpose of different sections of the Charter. http://tinyurl.com/6frddl9
The current version of the Charter is on our site here: http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/node/367

Please respond with your thoughts and comments, and please say if you'd be interested in working on anything specific/joining the steering committee.  The quality and success of the final doc will depend on active involvement from as many people as possible.....new faces are especially welcome!

All the best,

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