[IRP] Launching the principles on THURSDAY 31st

Lee W McKnight lmcknigh
Tue Mar 29 19:37:19 EEST 2011

Noone wants to hold up launch.

Question: how is preparation of translated version 'finals' being prepared? Centrally in London or on globally distributed basis by our volunteer translators?

If the translators are preparing a file then saved as a pdf, before loading onto IRP site, is there any harm in stylistic variations on a theme for the background, emanating from wherever?  

Of course the 'master' 1.0 being the one distributed from IRP site.

Anyway I am just as noted a nitpicker, so let's roll ahead as best we can and amp up the media/press attention as much as possible.  

I'm more into treating the punchy principles especially more like a customizable screensaver, blog, or 10 tweets. In due course, if not by launch. And again I like the poster but.

Or even...now thinking like marketing 101...we say we will launch design contests world wide for - 10 principle posters or pages...winners get a framed hardcopy of their own version...and hopefully their rights protected : )

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Subject: Re: [IRP] Launching the principles on THURSDAY 31st

I agree with Lee on this...

Also, the principles themselves are outstanding but (perhaps too late) I have a problem with the intro to the principles notably ``To help realise this vision of an rights-based Internet the 10 Rights and Principles are:`` to my mind this is a bit stark and perhaps a bit presumptuous on our part... something like ``and Principles could (or should) be`` rings a wee bit more comfortably to my (admittedly middle road-ish) Canadian sensibility...


On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:56 AM, Lee W McKnight <lmcknigh at syr.edu<mailto:lmcknigh at syr.edu>> wrote:
Lisa, Brett,

And bravo to everyone!

 I agree holding off launch for more translations makes sense.

A nitpicking note: Brett's/Access' design...doesn't quite do it fo r me.

The monitors look 1980s; like the principles could have been drawn up at dawn of modern era.

If intentional retro look, ok.

If not, can we please mix some smartphones and tablets amongst the screens? Or something to look more contemporary?  And resend to all of us?

Personally, I'd show 1/3rd of each...but that's just me.

A slight tweak I am sure Brett and his super-staff could mock up in....next hour or two? : )

And of course, if noone agrees with me, never mind.

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Subject: [IRP] Launching the principles on THURSDAY 31st

Hi all

Please find attached our snazzy flyer for the 10 Internet Rights and Principles.  I think it looks great - a huge thanks to Brett and his team at Access for the design.  Brett can send you the files if you'd like to get it printed in your own country...would be great if we can all distribute as much as possible at any events and opportunities we have.

Robert and his amazing partner are just finishing off our new irpcharter.org<http://irpcharter.org> website.  The main purpose of the site is a digress.it<http://digress.it> plug in so we can gather comments on the charter.  But we'll also have the principles up there in all of our different languages.

Thanks so much to everyone who has offered to translate - it's fantastic.  We have the Spanish from Miguel and the Portuguese from Andreia so far.  If anyone else has managed to get it done yet, please do send them through.  it would be fantastic to have them by tomorrow if at all possible.

To give ourselves an extra day to get everything ready, I think it'll be better if we shift our launch date to Thursday... there'll also be chance we'll get some good quotes for our press release, which Dixie has kindly drafted for us.  I hope that's ok with everyone.  we'll send the press release to the list tomorrow, so we can all send far and wide on Thursday.


All the best,

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