[discuss] Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013

Norbert Bollow nb at bollow.ch
Sat Dec 21 19:31:57 UTC 2013

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 22/12/2013 05:36, Carlos A. Afonso wrote:
> ...
> > 8. Expected outcomes as success indicators
> > 
> > - Official launching of a review process of the global IG
> > frameworks/models;
> > 
> > - Development of a set of universally acceptable core of principles
> > for global IG;
> > 
> > - Tentative draft of a global IG model.
> Thanks for the update. However, I find these objectives very
> disturbing. They seem to assume
> (a) That there is a problem caused by defective IG.
> (b) That the solution is a "global IG model".
> I am not aware that either of these assumptions have been justified.
> That should be the starting point IMHO.

I disagree with the view that that “expected outcomes” statement
contains assumptions that need justification before this can proceed.

If no change is needed (beyond the evolution of governance
arrangements that is happening anyway), the outcome of the proposed
“review process” will be a statement to that effect, and the “core of
principles” and “draft of a global IG model” outcome documents will
simply consist of corresponding documentation.

I personally believe that changes are needed, and I'm ready to provide
arguments to that effect, as well as solution proposals, both at the
São Paulo meeting and during the preparatory process. I think that is
where those arguments, as well as the corresponding counterarguments
from those who disagree, should be examined and discussed. In order for
that to happen, we need a global process with the kind of objectives
that have been described. I am very happy that this is apparently going
to happen.


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