[IRP] Conference call next week - onwards and upwards with the Charter
Wed Feb 2 13:42:47 EET 2011
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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