[Euro-board] Fwd: Re: [IRP] IRP meeting - Geneva May 9th

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Wed May 19 12:22:05 CDT 2010

Dear Olivier and all,

thanks for this great input and taking up this issue again!

I was involved in this discussion process since APC issued its first 
Charter on Internet Rights some years ago and a dynamic coalition 
on this issue was installed at the IGF level (Annette, Vittorio and others 
participated in this actively as well). It was one of the WG on the ATLAS 
in Mexico and I remember a considerable interest in the community 
for this issue ...

In between, I think, it was much more a question of (always limited) 
capacities than one of interest that the discussion on this was not 
intensively followed up on the ALAC level (like Max, as you mentioned, 
having less capacities in his new job).

Therefore, I am glad that you took over and discussed again with Lisa 
(the pushing force at the moment). I would strongly support you being 
the linking element between EURALO (and ALAC?) in this ongoing 
finalisation process of the Charter. At the moment, the draft will be 
accomplished by the end of summer or before the next IGF, we should 
discuss on our regional level (at our next GA in autumn?) whether we 
would like to join/sign this charter - and invite others (our ALSes, other 
RALOs to do the same) ...

I think, there is a need to link-up and to strengthen initiatives who pursue 
our common goals and the interests of Internet users.

Kind regards,

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond wrote Wed, 19 May 2010 01:41:
>Dear All,
>as some of you might know, I also participate in the Internet Rights &
>Principles Dynamic Coalition. Lisa Horner, current IRPDC chair and I,
>had several conversations in the past, about the IRPDC joining as an
>ALS, but also in the IRPDC being able to help out in one of ALAC's
>working groups - Registrant Rights - which I have noticed is not getting
>much attention (I suspect due to the overwhelming amount of work we have
>on our plates).
>Lisa asked me to draft a one page document detailing what my idea is,
>and I did this hastily today. At this moment, it's just an idea, and I
>have mentioned that I am writing this in a personal capacity, but I hope
>that At Large will be sympathetic to this.
>Rafik Dammak, another member of the IRPDC also emitted his wish to
>contribute to this, and so I promised to pass this document by him. My
>email to him and to Lisa is shown below.
>For an ALS application, I suggest that two options are possible:
>1. the IRPDC applying as an ALS, and/or;
>2. Lisa's organisation, Global Partners & Associates
>http://www.global-partners.co.uk/  to apply as an ALS.
>Max Senges used to Chair the IRPDC & came to the At Large Summit in
>Mexico. Alas, he has somehow taken a back seat since he became employed
>by Google - hence the reason why I am outreaching to Lisa.
>Please let me know what you think - and also what is the process to
>consult with other ALAC. You can email me privately if you think that I
>am stepping out of line.
>Kind regards,
>-------- Message original --------
>Sujet: 	Re: [IRP] IRP meeting - Geneva May 9th
>Date : 	Wed, 19 May 2010 01:23:55 +0200
>De : 	Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
>Pour : 	Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak at gmail.com>
>Copie à : 	Lisa Horner <LisaH at global-partners.co.uk>, Olivier MJ
>Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>
>Dear Rafik,
>Le 18/05/2010 11:28, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond a écrit :
>> I am working on a short document, as we speak. I'll email it to Rafik
>> later today.
>please find enclosed my first draft about what I think would be
>beneficial both to the IRPDC & to ICANN At Large. At this point, may I
>emphasize that this is just a draft which I have written in a personal
>capacity, and not yet informed At Large about. I have discussed outreach
>for ALSes with ALAC & EURALO, and the response has been positive, but I
>have not circulated this document. So please do not circulate yet- this
>is a working document.
>If you can see further opportunities, please feel free to suggest! (and
>that's valid for you too, Lisa!)
>I look forward to your feedback.
>Warmest regards,
>Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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