[governance] Caucus Contribution to IGF "Synthesis Papers"?
ajp at glocom.ac.jp
Thu Jul 27 08:41:35 EDT 2006
The deadline for contributions is August 2.
I'm quoting Bill's email, that was the one I
could find easily. It's the caucus' task to
submit a paper (or not.) I think this is
important, a chance to get comments into the
record of the meeting, to discuss issues that may
not come up in workshops or the main sessions.
At 6:40 PM +0200 7/11/06, William Drake wrote:
>Thanks for this, a few things in response:
>1. I spoke with Markus and Chengetai, and the deadline for contributions
>has been extended to July 31. So there's a little time for people to do
>whatever they intend to, individually or collectively.
>2. A lot of our stuff over the years was of course written on site in a
>rush and then shot off to the list without being archived anywhere. While I
>assume I have all the statements that I drafted, I doubt that I have a
>complete set of caucus documents, including those pertaining to the IGF
>(although I know I have our response to the WGIG report, which was probably
>the most detailed caucus statement on the topic). This lack of an archive
>is problematic, as I noted back when we were discussing the possibility of
>adding more substantive material to the charter evolved from previously
>agreed texts. Whether it be the new site Avri set up or the old one you
>did, it would make sense for us to have a central repository somewhere that
>we could reference. I don't know if someone would like to volunteer to
>receive, transparently label, and post them (these needn't all be done by
>the same person), but if so maybe we could try exorcizing our hard drives
>and passing them on...
>3. That said, I'm not sure whether what we have said before actually would
>be of much use in assembling a new statement. The process has moved on, and
>general comments on how the IGF should be organized and functionally tasked
>don't seem terribly relevant, unless we simply wish to emphasize how
>different the IGF as it is being constructed is from what the WGIG and the
>caucus recommended (and what the Tunis Agenda actually says, which I gather
>does not matter). A statement along those lines might be seen in some
>circles as "unhelpful criticism" that "rehashes old issues" (aka hegemony,
>Gramsci-style). It might also be seen as inconsistent with the criteria
>established by the mAG, that the paper should be on Openness, Security,
>Diversity, and Access, which as far as I can tell are framed more as
>Internet issues than as Internet governance issues (i.e. what governance
>mechanisms exist, how well do they work, what might need doing) anyway. To
>the extent that Athens is looking a bit like a UN-sponsored version of INET,
>such a statement would be pretty orthogonal. So while I agree that it would
>be a real pity for the caucus to be mute at this rather important point in
>the evolution, I'm not certain what we could say that would be received as
>relevant and useful---blah blah about multistakeholderism wouldn't
>be---without generating an entirely new text, which would require a lot of
>dialogue and work starting like yesterday.
>4. Anyway, I would certainly support any effort to get something going. In
>the meanwhile, if I can find time in the next weeks, I will probably try to
>write something personally on my wildly outlandish notion that the WSIS
>principles, having been agreed and reiterated repeatedly over several years,
>might be worth assessing in relation to actual practice, and maybe even
>implementing (fat chance).
>> From: "Adam Peake (ajp at glocom.ac.jp)" <apeake at gmail.com>
>> Reply-To: <governance at lists.cpsr.org>, "Adam Peake (ajp at glocom.ac.jp)"
>> <apeake at gmail.com>
>> Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 22:48:51 +0900
>> To: <governance at lists.cpsr.org>
>> Cc: Robin Gross <robin at ipjustice.org>
>> Subject: Re: [governance] IP Justice Call for Participation at UN Internet
>> Governance Forum: 15 July Deadline for
>>Contribution to IGF "Synthesis Papers"
>> Robin, thanks for posting this.
>> Just a couple of days to the deadline for paper -- July 15. Would be
>> a shame if the caucus didn't submit something.
>> These papers will be made available on the IGF website, will be
> > summarized by the secretariat and the summary translated into UN
>> languages. They will be the main written contributions to the IGF
>> Athens meeting. I don't know how many have been received so far, but
>> I have a feeling not too many.
>> Think it would be particularly helpful to see comments on the WSIS
>> principles, strengthening of participation in Internet governance
>> mechanisms, etc i.e. issues covered in para 72 of the Tunis Agenda.
>> We've written a lot on this before, it's pretty much agreed text so
>> long as edited carefully and no one tries to squeeze in something too
>> The Advisory Group has focused on other thematic issues, the para 72
>> stuff not well covered. We have a lot of old text on this, both from
>> caucus and members (Bill and I think Wolfgang in particular.) If few
>> papers are received then anything sent could have an impact.
>> Comments on the nature of IGF --multi-stakeholder, working groups, etc
>> etc -- could also be a useful contribution. Again, we've plenty of
>> text on this.
>> Please don't miss this opportunity.
>> On 7/6/06, Robin Gross <robin at ipjustice.org> wrote:
>>> Apologies for the cross-posting. Available at:
>>> IP JUSTICE CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT UN INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM:
>>> 15 July Deadline for Contribution to IGF "Synthesis Papers"
>>> 24 Aug Deadline for Athens Workshop Proposals
>>> The 30 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2006 inaugural meeting of United Nations Internet
>>> Governance Forum (IGF) in Athens, Greece provides plenty of opportunity
>>> for discussion on a wide variety of topics related to "Internet
>>> This is IP Justice's call for participation for civil society
>>> contributions to the Athens IGF meeting. Participation at the Athens IGF
>>> meeting can be through written contributions, workshop proposals,
>>> prepared video statements, and a "plaza" to showcase institutions and
>>> Four Main Themes in Athens: Openness, Security, Diversity, Access
>>> 1. OPENNESS
>>> - Freedom of Expression
>>> - Free flow of information and ideas
>>> - Access to knowledge
>>> 2. SECURITY
>>> - Building trust online
>>> - Protecting users from spam, phishing, viruses
>>> - Maintain security while protecting privacy
>>> 3. DIVERSITY
>>> - Multilingualism including IDN
>>> - promoting local content
>>> - Respecting geographical diversity
>>> 4. ACCESS
>>> - Internet connectivity, policies and costs
>>> - Interoperability and open standards
>>> IGF Written Contributions:
>>> The IGF Secretariat has issued a call for contributions on its website.
>>> Written contributions are intended to shape the discussion at the Athens
>>> meeting. The IGF Secretariat will prepare synthesis papers of all
>>> written contributions that will be translated into all UN languages and
>>> submitted to the Athens meeting as official conference documents.
>>> 15 July 2006 Deadline for submitting written contributions to be
>>> included in synthesis papers.
>>> Papers submitted after the 15 July deadline will be included on the IGF
> >> website, but not included in the synthesis papers.
>>> Many more details regarding the submission of written contributions are
>>> available on the IGF's website:
>>> IGF Work Shop Proposals:
>>> The IGF Secretariat has issued a call for work shop proposals and
>>> template for submitting proposals on its website.
>>> 24 August 2006 is the final deadline for submitting workshop proposals
>>> in English. The deadline for submitting proposals in UN languages other
>>> than English is 31 July 2006.
>>> The Secretariat encourages proposals to be submitted as early as
>>> possible, as proposals will be accepted on an ongoing basis. The final
>>> selection of workshops will be made by the IGF Advisory Group at its
>>> meeting on 7-8 September 2006. All valid proposals will be posted to the
> >> IGF website.
>>> Many more details and the template for submitting workshop proposals is
>>> available on the IGF's website:
>>> IP Justice recommends submitting written contributions and workshop
>>> proposals on the following sub-issues (non-exhaustive):
>>> 1. OPENNESS - Freedom of expression, free flow of information, ideas and
>>> access to knowledge:
>>> - Freedom of expression rights
>>> - Free flow of information
>>> - Access to knowledge
>>> - Appropriate balance of intellectual property rights for protecting
>>> free expression and free flow of information
>>> - Promotion of accessible public domain
>>> - Government censorship on Internet
>>> - Corporate censorship on Internet
>>> - Impact of technological protection measures and anti-circumvention
>>> laws on the free flow of information
>>> - Impact of software patents on freedom of expression
>>> 2. SECURITY - Building trust online, protecting users from spam,
>>> phishing, viruses, maintain security while protecting privacy:
>>> - Civil liberties concerns from government surveillance programs
>>> - Relationship of protecting privacy rights and promoting consumer trust
>>> on Internet
>>> - Role of free and open source software in promoting information security
>>> - Impact on freedom of expression from spam and content filtering
>>> - Privacy right violations from publication of ICANN's "WHOIS" database
>>> on Internet
>>> 3. DIVERSITY - Promoting multi-lingualism, local content, and
>>> geographical diversity:
>>> - Ability of ICANN to meet needs of international Internet community
>>> - Role of Creative Commons licenses to promote local content
>>> - Ability of non-proprietary development and licensing schemes to meet
>>> local needs
>>> - Management of critical Internet infrastructure resources
>>> - Role of Internet to promote democratic participation
>>> - Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs)
>>> 4. ACCESS - Internet connectivity, policies and costs:
>>> - Open standards
>>> - Interoperability of technology
>>> - Role of free and open source software to provide access
>>> More Info:
>>> IP Justice Recommendations regarding Substantive Agenda for UN Internet
>>> Governance Forum <http://www.ipjustice.org/IGF033106.shtml>
>>> UN Press Release Announcing Internet Governance Forum Advisory Group
>>> IP Justice Statement at UN IGF "Open Consultations" - 19 May 2006
>>> UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) webpage <http://www.intgovforum.org/>
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>> Email from Adam Peake <ajp at glocom.ac.jp>
>> Email from my Gmail account probably means I am travelling. Please
>> reply to <ajp at glocom.ac.jp> Thanks!
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