[discuss] Representative Multistakeholderism (was: Re: Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013)

Mawaki Chango kichango at gmail.com
Tue Dec 24 19:19:20 UTC 2013

BTW, I just wanted to clarify that this is not yet another discussion about
how this or that committee is being formed and who will get on it (at least
not from my part). I noted John mentioned /1net in is response but my
question wasn't about /1net or any particular instance of nomination,
appointment or representation. My inquiry was primarily concerned with
thinking out the (general) model and the conceptual arguments that could
support the practice of the current ways MS-ism operates. But of course, it
was borne out of empirical concerns and in that sense, I appreciate the
references to the current context.

I thought I would clarify that, though, in case it was lost on anyone.


On Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM, Smith, Bill <bismith at paypal.com> wrote:

> I'm with John regarding perspective and trust for steering, coordinating,
> and similar groups. These are (or perhaps should be) rather more
> administrative in function and as such may benefit from individuals more
> adept at organizational and management skills than issue- or
> constituency-specific experience.
> The ideal, in my mind, are individuals that have both depth and breadth
> being able to bring and accept issue/constituency perspective along with
> organizational and process expertise. The collective (steering,
> coordinating, etc.) group's charge should be to establish a reference frame
> for acknowledgement, discussion, and resolution of issues amongst the
> broadest set of participants.Transparency, openness, and inclusivity are
> essential traits for any such framework to be accepted.
> It might be necessary, or at least advisable, to consider partially
> relaxing adherence to those traits in the formative stages. That's of
> course only my opinion but I'm comfortable with such a process with the
> knowledge that the "real work" will be done in the open, with all able to
> participate, and with a transparency that ensures systemic abuse is
> apparent.
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