[discuss] Final draft of the IGF Mandate recommendation statement

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 23:16:55 UTC 2014


> However, the revolving five-year mandate is a barrier to long range planning and investment.  

I won't be signing it. Given that 5 years is about 20 times the normal
timescale for investment in the Internet, I don't see how a renewable
5-year mandate is a problem. I do see an open-ended mandate as a problem,
for the reason I gave yesterday (the risk of careerism).

   Brian Carpenter

On 04/09/2014 04:09, Stephanie Perrin wrote:
> Attached is the final draft of the statement re extension of the IGF
> mandate.  We have engaged in many consultations and are optimistic that
> many different stakeholders will sign on, possibly including countries. 
> Please return any comments to me directly tonight, cc Jeanette Hofmann,
> and I will manage their input prior to the opening of the document for
> signature tomorrow morning.  We are looking for a suitable platform to
> put the document up for signature, suggestions welcome.
> Thank you all for your help on this, it has been great to work with
> everyone!
> Stephanie Perrin and Jeanette Hofmann
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