[bestbits] On the future of Best Bits and the pre-IGF meeting
sheetal at gp-digital.org
Mon Jul 31 12:51:31 EDT 2017
I agree with the sentiment expressed by Nadira that although this
discussion is very welcome, it is so far only been engaged with by a
handful of individuals. Would suggesting everyone respond by a specific
date (say end of August?) - and perhaps doing offlist outreach to encourage
participation -on the two options so far proposed and other suggestions,
and agreeing on a rough timeline after the responses from that to chart a
way forward be a next step?
On 28 July 2017 at 18:22, Ayden Férdeline <ayden at ferdeline.com> wrote:
> I am ambivalent to either option, though tend to think some small
> incremental tuning to the status quo might be a lot easier than trying to
> artificially reinvigorate BestBits à la option 2.
> That said, I note that I am not an active contributor to BestBits, having
> only been signed up to this mailing list for around 18 months and having
> not attended any of the annual meetings that BestBits has previously
> Best wishes,
> Ayden Férdeline
> linkedin.com/in/ferdeline <http://www.linkedin.com/in/ferdeline>
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [bestbits] On the future of Best Bits and the pre-IGF meeting
> Local Time: July 28, 2017 2:54 PM
> UTC Time: July 28, 2017 1:54 PM
> From: nadira.araj at gmail.com
> To: Renata Aquino Ribeiro <raquino at gmail.com>
> bestbits at lists.bestbits.net> < <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>
> Thanks Jeremy for triggering the discussion about Best Bits.
> One observation from this email thread that only less than handful who got
> into the discussions.
> This "might" give some signal but could be a false signal, that there are
> not enough members are really interested of what is being shared here.
> If possible to direct the scope of this group to a youth segment per the
> recommendation of Renata and others in this thread. Having the hybrid
> between the experienced and the young will feed into knowledge exchange an
> might activate the group.
> Then let the group have new SC to come up with fresh ideas.
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 2:28 AM, Renata Aquino Ribeiro <raquino at gmail.com>
>> I'll be in LACIGF and there are informal groups chatting about it.
>> I believe we should do a Bestbits member gathering there and talk about
>> As for the options/focus
>> Yes, some points made are very valid.
>> Focus of the community depends largely on which direction community
>> members want to take.
>> I see Bestbits as created later than other communities.
>> Perhaps w/ more CSOs well structured involved (everybody in the SC has an
>> institutional link prominent).
>> However, I think times have changed in the last 3 years.
>> Decentralized movements like youth, gender and other groups grow more and
>> more and I think Bestbits has some of these groups.
>> In another direction, other communities have been structuring themselves
>> quite formally for participation in CS events and that's good too.
>> So other than avoiding cross posting unless necessary, I don't see much
>> All communities can coexist and certainly work together. A merger maybe
>> would weaken them.
>> It's not as if Civil Society is completely comfortable, totally lacking
>> threats in the internet governance front so, the more the merrier.
>> Seriousness, though, in taking tasks forward is always a challenge in a
>> volunteer community.
>> I'd like to suggest that we use the website coordinated w/ the list,
>> update it w/ content and, more than that, give credit to those who move
>> tasks forward.
>> So a few concrete suggestions:
>> 1 - There is an interest in electing leaders and SC? If so, should we
>> take nominations and start the process?
>> 2 - Proposals or tasks to be done by members who want to be more involved
>> can be sent to the list and moved forward by consensus or "by Bestbits
>> I guess it can start as simple as that for starters.
>> If we can't get consensus then nothing changes.
>> But I think we are halfway there already.
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