[discuss] Greetings from a new convener !

Ali Hussein ali at hussein.me.ke
Fri Jul 25 09:03:35 UTC 2014


Agree fully.

Paul, kudos to you and the team for the foot forward on support to this platform.

Personally, I would like to see the action points agreed upon in Brazil start bearing fruit to ensuring a neutral and vibrant internet endure and prosper.


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> On Jul 25, 2014, at 11:22 AM, "Edmon Chung" <edmon at registry.asia> wrote:
> Much support and applause for Paul taking this up and further it.
> Perhaps we can start thinking about NETmundial 2 ...?... While it should not
> be the only end goal, I find the previous exercise fruitful especially in
> the sense of driving active participation towards something somewhat
> tangible.
> Edmon
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On Behalf
>> Of Paul Wilson
>> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 2:21 PM
>> To: 1net Discussion List
>> Subject: [discuss] Greetings from a new convener !
>> Dear Colleagues,
>> In case you don't know me, I'm Paul Wilson, the head of APNIC, the
> Regional
>> Internet address Registry for Asia pacific (www.apnic.net).
>> For the past month or so I've been in discussions with the 1net steering
>> committee, and ICANN, about how I could support 1net further. Since
> playing a
>> role in the "Montevideo Statement" last year, I've seen 1net as as
> important
>> response to our call to "catalyse community action" on Internet
> governance.
>> I've seen 1net grow and prove itself successful, with impressive
> participation and
>> some very active discussions.  But I've also seen a lull following
> NETmundial,
>> and I do feel personally motivated to participate and help 1net to
> maintain its
>> momentum.
>> During the latest ICANN meeting (in London), there were discussions among
>> SteerCom members, followed by these decisions:
>> - The Steering Committee would be renamed as the "Coordination Committee"
>> (CoCom for short) to better reflect a role not to direct 1net, but to
> support and
>> facilitate it.
>> - I would be accepted as a voluntary "convener" of 1net, taking on the
> role played
>> by Adiel Akplogan until recently.
>> - APNIC would take on the hosting/administration of the 1net platform (and
> the
>> small costs involved).
>> My own vision for 1net is as an inclusive, neutral, global,
> multi-stakeholder
>> platform, for discussing Internet governance and cooperation issues,
> particularly
>> where more suitable forums do not exist.  I believe it should be a
> democratic, self-
>> organising, bottom-up space that serves a needed purpose; and it should
> only
>> continue while that purpose remains.  For now it is not and should not be
> an
>> "organisation" in any form, and so it should remain until the 1net
> community
>> determines otherwise.
>> My next hope is that the 1net community, with support of the CoCom, will
> start to
>> steer 1net in a useful direction, both in terms of the content of
> discussions and
>> the ongoing development of the platform.  With your active participation I
> am sure
>> that 1net can prove and maintain itself as a valid and useful space.
>> I should mention that I am a member of the IGF MAG and 1net is not
> intended by
>> anyone to supplant the IGF in any way;  rather it is a platform that can
> support
>> and strengthen IGF, as one of its stated aims.  That of course is to be
> agreed with
>> others, and proven in time, but it is my personal hope.
>> I will leave it there, but hope to see some discussion here about these
> changes,
>> and related matters.  I know that there are other issues about the
> functioning of
>> 1net, and hope that these can now be discussed too, along with discussions
>> about the real business of 1net, Internet Governance.
>> Thanks to you all, for your support of 1net so far, and in future.
>> All the best
>> Paul.
>> _________________________________________________________________
>> _______
>> Paul Wilson, Director-General, APNIC                      <dg at apnic.net>
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