[discuss] Academic sector appointments to the 1net steering committee from multiple platforms

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Sun Jan 5 20:23:47 UTC 2014

Time for someone to call your bluff. Is your CI community civil society or academic? You now claim that either one will do. That seems to expose this whole effort of yours as nothing more than a vehicle for getting yourself on a committee.

CI describes itself as concerned with ICTs and their impact on community, especially local communities. That's an interesting and perfectly legitimate set of interests, but it is far more general than the issues we are concerned with and fairly remote from global internet governance (unless of course, you want to perpetuate the fallacy of calling anything and everything related to the Internet as part of global internet governance.)

Thus it not surprising that no one from this CI community has established a significant presence in ICANN, IGF, the RIRs, IETF or any of the other institutions directly engaged with IG. The one person who seems to overlap those worlds - you - is also involved in and represented in IGC and IRP - and you could be involved in Giganet as an academic if you wanted to be. If the people involved in those entities didn't choose to nominate you for these positions, then that's your problem, not the entire 1net community's problem.

So please, stop pretending that CI is some massive grassroots movement related to Internet governance that deserves special representation; and stop pretending that  your frustration with not being selected by CS means that their procedures were illegitimate.

You are your group are free to contribute position papers to the process and to attend, as far as we know. Why don't you see how far you can get on persuasion and education, if that's really your  mission?

From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On Behalf Of michael gurstein
Sent: Sunday, January 5, 2014 2:18 PM
To: 'Seun Ojedeji'
Cc: discuss at 1net.org
Subject: Re: [discuss] Academic sector appointments to the 1net steering committee from multiple platforms

Hi Seun,

Thanks for your note and for your suggestion.  As I mentioned, the Community Informatics (CI) community is currently going through a formal NomCom process to identify candidates both for CS nominations and for "academic" nominations given that we include significant active elements from both civil society and academia...

We would of course, be delighted to collaborate in any way appropriate with Giganet and others and the Giganet nominating process however, I think that the CI nominees guided as they would be by the consensus CI Declaration may have different interests and inputs than those coming from Giganet.

CI "academics" almost without exception, are or have been working with grassroots users to facilitate local access, use, and development by means of the Internet.  The consequence of this is that their activities on the proposed committees would certainly reflect this on the ground practical experience and, based on their associated research would introduce a significant and broadly based knowledge component into these activities and through this means, hopefully into the meeting as a whole.



From: Seun Ojedeji [mailto:seun.ojedeji at gmail.com]
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2014 7:03 PM
To: michael gurstein
Cc: discuss at 1net.org<mailto:discuss at 1net.org>; Adiel A. Akplogan
Subject: Re: Academic sector appointments to the 1net steering committee from multiple platforms

Hello Micheal, all

It seem to me that there are 2 different platforms providing nomination to 1Net for the academic sector. Based on the recent update provided by Milton(which I am glad about it's diversity), will there still be need for more nomination? Unless the number of academic representatives required by 1Net is yet to be reached.
However, on the second thought; 1Net is calling for nomination so perhaps there will still be a process for actual election of members(which I doubt).
Otherwise @Milton I don't think there still a need for further nomination. "IMHO" it may have been more helpful if both organisation coordinated efforts before this time (again borrowing from the CS approach)


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On 5 Jan 2014 10:25, "michael gurstein" <gurstein at gmail.com<mailto:gurstein at gmail.com>> wrote:
Please note Adiel,

That the Community Informatics community is in the midst of its NomCom
process and will be providing you with several highly qualified nominees to
the academic sector from within our community no later than Jan. 12.



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Subject: Re: [discuss] Revised Academic sector appointments to the 1net
steering committee

Thank you Milton.

- a.
On 2014-01-04, at 19:26 PM, Milton L Mueller <mueller at syr.edu<mailto:mueller at syr.edu>> wrote:

> Dear Adiel:
> Here is the final list of recommendations from Giganet for the
> academic sector slots on the 1net coordinating committee
> Angela Daly (Australia) angela.daly at EUI.EU<mailto:angela.daly at EUI.EU> Ramesh Subramanian
> (India/USA) ramesh.subramanian at quinnipiac.edu<mailto:ramesh.subramanian at quinnipiac.edu> Stefania Milan (Italy,
> NL) Stefania.Milan at EUI.eu<mailto:Stefania.Milan at EUI.eu> William Drake (USA, CH) William.drake at uzh.ch<mailto:William.drake at uzh.ch>
> Boubakar Barry (Ghana) Boubakar.Barry at wacren.net<mailto:Boubakar.Barry at wacren.net>
> Milton Mueller
> Chair, GigaNet Steering Committee
> Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies
> http://faculty.ischool.syr.edu/mueller/
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