[governance] The proposal for closing Bestbits and merging with IGC + next steps (was "Follow-on from survey on the future of Bestbits: next steps")

Nnenna Nwakanma (via governance Mailing List) governance at lists.riseup.net
Fri Jun 14 04:46:28 EDT 2019

Hello people

While we may want to weigh a lot of things... my suggestions are:

   1. Focus on what is needed to move the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC)
   forward as the platform for CS engagement with current IG issues.
   2. While we may want to do a BB consultation/consensus/polling.. I truly
   believe that people in BB who have followed so far have not majorly raised
   key counterpoint all through the process.
   3.  I do not think that reviewing the IGC charter is the most important
   thing at the moment.  We can run with it as it is
   4. What might be helpful is to support whatever leadership we have at
   the moment (IGC, folks who have been leading the merger process, Farzaneh)
   towards  pulling off a good Day 0 event in Berlin
   5. SUMMARY: Let us focus on Berlin: make sure people get
   there/participate remotely, build a good agenda, sort out  the logistics,
   and ensure a quality meeting with measurable results.
   6. Between now and then, whatever we can achieve in  consolidation will
   be helpful.

Happy to contribute to the measure of my availability.



On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 7:42 AM Carolina Rossini <
governance at lists.riseup.net> wrote:

> I disagree with you Ian. A pool is needed among the BB members. There are
> more than 11.
> And for the BB folks, and it’s is not only the mailing list. BB site has a
> lot of good material and statements that should be captured and saved.
> Sorry I could not make to the meeting. You can only imagine how busy I am.
> Tks Sheetal for moving this forward with all the delicate and sensitive
> touch it does deserve.
> C
> On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 5:20 AM ian.peter at ianpeter.com <
> ian.peter at ianpeter.com> wrote:
>> No poll needed. Best Bits closes down (their call). Former members join
>> IGC individually. End of story.
>> But fixing the IGC constitution (a later step) is more complex as Sala
>> points out.
>> Ian.
>> ------ Original Message ------
>> From: "Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro" <governance at lists.riseup.net>
>> To: "Sheetal Kumar" <sheetal at gp-digital.org>
>> Cc: "Bakhtiyor Avezdjanov" <ba2482 at columbia.edu>; "Lee W McKnight" <
>> lmcknigh at syr.edu>; "Tapani Tarvainen" <tapani.tarvainen at effi.org>;
>> "Sivasubramanian M" <6.Internet at gmail.com>; "Akinremi Peter Taiwo" <
>> compsoftnet at gmail.com>; "governance" <governance at lists.riseup.net>
>> Sent: 14/06/2019 11:40:49 AM
>> Subject: Re: [governance] The proposal for closing Bestbits and merging
>> with IGC + next steps (was "Follow-on from survey on the future of
>> Bestbits: next steps")
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