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

M I Franklin cos02mf
Fri Feb 4 14:43:12 EET 2011

Hi All

thanks Lisa. Not sure if I can respond in equal measure to this 

1) Happy to serve on/support the steering committee if that structure is 
the one members favour. What tasks would this group have over and above the 
current steeting committee/group of experts (who dare not to speak this 

2) Issues to consult on: later [could we set a deadline for these more 
substantive contributions? By the next meeting perhaps? ]

3) People to consult with; later [ongoing or should we work step by step; 
in concentric circles outwards?]

4) How to consult
a) YES; V 1.1. is good enough to start disseminating; I would like to start 
with sending this out to those who I showed 1.0 too. As an open 
consultation process the power lies partly in showing how the document is 
evolving, and can develop. These versions are being archived for 
b) YES; main thing here would be to have a central meeting point (online) 
for people to upload/collate all these contacts; I myself would start close 
to home (work/students) and go from there; students for instance where I 
work have been offering insights and some have become more sensitised to 
these things.
c) Any other ideas; see above; perhaps there is meeting point/open doc. for 
listing all the possible avenues; aim being to compile as wide a range as 

The FAQs are great; Bravo!

--On Wednesday, February 02, 2011 11:42 +0000 Lisa Horner 
<LisaH at global-partners.co.uk> wrote:

> 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,
> Lisa
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