[ALAC] [soac-discussion] Internet Governance CWG

León Felipe Sánchez Ambía leonfelipe at sanchez.mx
Fri Dec 6 01:07:25 UTC 2013

Dear Evan,

Thanks for your kind words.

I am also happy to see how this joint effort grew very quickly and with very little need for recruitment.

Brazil is just a few months away and it’s great to see we are already on track to begin working.

Allt he best,


El 04/12/2013, a las 03:35, Evan Leibovitch <evan at telly.org> escribió:

> On 3 December 2013 18:58, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com> wrote:
>> FYI -- just to keep you updated, after the ALAC met with the NCSG,
>> Evan Leibovitch announced during the public forum the creation of a
>> joint effort by both communities to work together to prepare for the
>> Brazil meeting etc.
> David Olive picked this up and discussed it with the ALAC Leadership Team
>> on the Friday of the ICANN week. He then shared the fact that this effort
>> was open for every SO/AC to join, on the SO/AC Leadership mailing list. The
>> responses were quick to ask "how do we join this?" and from here onwards,
>> Rafik & I have worked with several people to get the train rolling.
> Thanks for the update.
> The response has been very gratifying. When the idea came up for a joint
> ALAC/NCSG effort to initiate a community-wide CWG, it was uncertain whether
> the rest of the community would join in. (After all, the GNSO had already
> started crafting some very detailed CWG guidelines and this effort was far
> more spontaneous in its creation.)
> To that end, one of the action items from the ALAC/NCSG meeting was for
> Rafik and Olivier, as those groups' chairs, to write to Fadi to get the
> endorsement necessary to attract participation from the rest of the ICANN
> community. As it turns out, as Olivier described above, such endorsement
> was not needed, as our efforts attracted wide involvement from the moment
> they were publicly known.
>> The update below will give you an idea where we are at the moment. I
>> am not sure whether this was the original intent since I recall that
>> we probably thought during the ALAC/NCSG meeting that things would
>> start small & grow slowly once we had a few position papers on the WIKI
> Actually, as I recall we had *hoped* to gain traction and start activity
> very quickly. I was personally concerned at the time, that the current work
> by the GNSO to define the parameters and chartering process of a CWG might
> be an obstacle, but it turned out this was not the case. In fact, I am
> delighted with the organic process by which this group has come together.
> I especially want to thank Holly and León for their willingness to jump in
> quickly before we even knew how this effort would take shape.
> - Evan
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