[discuss] /1net Steering/Coordination Commitee

Klaus Stoll kdrstoll at gmail.com
Fri Dec 20 08:42:53 UTC 2013

strongly +++1


On 12/20/2013 12:27 AM, michael gurstein wrote:
> Adiel and all,
> I don't know what process you went through to do this selection but 
> you should be aware that the process undertaken by  "Civil Society" in 
> the selection of their nominees was so flawed as to render any 
> nomination from the "Civil Society" grouping as illegitimate.
> The CS "Nominating Committee" was self-selected within the extremely 
> limited set of civil society organizations currently active in the 
> Internet Governance space (many of which have little or no actual 
> membership or visible networking into the broader global Civil Society 
> community).
> In the process of constituting their "Nominating Committee" there was 
> no attempt to reach out to additional organizations with interests or 
> activities in the broad IG area but which were not directly active in 
> the very limited existing CS IG spaces.  Where groupings such as the 
> Community Informatics network*, of which I am a part indicated an 
> interest in participation in the Nominating Committee and or of being 
> nominated we were rebuffed without appropriate explanation, appeal or 
> an indication that due transparent and accountable processes had been 
> undertaken.
> It is notable that all of the nominees from this self-selected 
> nominating group are senior actors in the groups which 
> self-constituted themselves as the nominating group and no others--a 
> process of self-dealing, startling in its audacity if nothing else.
> As I've mentioned before on this list and to the Civil Society 
> grouping, the Community Informatics community consists of a large 
> number of practitioners, academics, researchers, and technical and 
> policy activists, concerned with community based and grassroots users 
> and NON-Users of the Internet including marginalized communities in 
> Developed and Developing Countries, indigenous peoples, older persons, 
> those with disabilities among others and thus look to provide an 
> opportunity for "voice" for a very very significant constituency  of 
> those who are either under-represented or not represented at all in 
> current IG discussions.
> I would strongly suggest that you reconsider your decision in this 
> matter, go back to the "CS" "nominating committee" and insist that 
> they conduct an appropriate, transparent, and accountable process 
> inclusive of ALL those in Civil Society with an active interest and 
> "stake" in Internet Governance matters.
> In the absence of this, unfortunately your process itself will be 
> equally contaminated as was the "CS" process and the outcome of your 
> activities will be equally unrepresentative of those globally who are 
> impacted by and thus "stakeholders" in the Internet.
> Sincerely,
> Mike
> *The Community Informatics community--thelarger Community Informatics 
> community <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ciresearchers> 
> (consisting of both the general email list and specialized lists for 
> Canada <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/cracin-canada>, 
> Southern Africa 
> <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ci-research-sa>, Older 
> Persons, 
> <http://vancouvercommunity.net/lists/info/ci-for-older-persons> and 
> Indigenous peoples <mailto:ci-indigenous at lists.knet.ca> as well as the 
> Editorial Board of the Journal of Community Informatics 
> <http://ci-journal.net/index.php/ciej/about/editorialTeam>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On 
> Behalf Of Adiel Akplogan
> Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:32 PM
> To: discuss at 1net.org
> Subject: [discuss] /1net Steering/Coordination Commitee
> Dear colleagues,
> At the end of the deadline for receiving names for the 
> Coordination/Steering committee (many wrote to tell me that they 
> prefer it to be a coordination committee instead of a steering one  - 
> Personally I don't mind as the most important for me is to have a 
> multi-interest/stakeholder group that will help us in shaping the 
> discussions and the campaign along with creating a sustainable bridge 
> with every parties and interest group).
> The following names were submitted:
> ** from Business:
> 1. Aparna Sridhar, Telecom Policy Counsel, Google 2. David Fares, 
> Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox 3. 
> Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies mCade 4. Sarah Wynn-Williams, 
> Manager, Global Public Policy, Facebook 5. Paul Mitchell, Senior 
> Director, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
> *** from Civil Society:
> 1. Joana Varon
> 2. Rafik Dammak
> 3. Anriette Esterhuysen
> 4. Vladimir Radunovik
> 5. Anja Kovacs
> The Technical community have requested additional time to complete 
> their selection mechanism and I'm expecting to hear from Academic 
> community anytime.
> In order to keep thing moving and start giving some structure to this 
> initiative, I would like to suggest that we setup the coordination 
> committee with the names we have while waiting for other to join. 
> Hopefully very soon.
> As for the nominations related to Brazil meeting's committees, nothing 
> has really progressed from the local committee side. We have names 
> from Business constancy that will be forward to them. We will forward 
> the other as I receive them. I have shared with you on this list all 
> the information I have on that. Any further authoritative information 
> regarding this and the way forward should be coming from CGI.BR.
> Thanks.
> - a.
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