[discuss] Greetings from a new convener !

Imran Ahmed SHAH imran at IGFPAK.org
Fri Jul 25 21:32:49 UTC 2014

Dear Paul, 

Thanks you for sharing details about 1net and I also appreciate the next
step for CoCom and appreciate the APC support.

With reference to IGF, would you please also share more about 1net support
for the revision of IGF Initiative?

Thanking you and Best Regards

Imran Ahmed Shah

Founder President & Executive Member
Linguistic Internet Council, Urdu Internet Society
Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces at 1net.org [mailto:discuss-bounces at 1net.org] On
> Behalf Of Paul Wilson
> Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 11:21 AM
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> 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
> 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
> important response to our call to "catalyse community action" on Internet
> governance.
> I've seen 1net grow and prove itself successful, with impressive
> and some very active discussions.  But I've also seen a lull following
> NETmundial, and I do feel personally motivated to participate and help
> 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,
> to support and facilitate it.
> - I would be accepted as a voluntary "convener" of 1net, taking on the
> 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,
> 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
> should not be an "organisation" in any form, and so it should remain until
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
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