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

Carlos A. Afonso ca at cafonso.ca
Sat Dec 21 23:25:46 UTC 2013

Dear Norbert, please note these are just tentative statements at this
point, collecting from a few suggestions. The final scope will hopefully
be the result of the process to be carried out by the two main
committees. Certainly the attempt to build an international set of
principles will stand.

fraternal regards


On 12/21/2013 05:31 PM, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> 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.
> Greetings,
> Norbert
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