[At-Large] eG8 Forum
DThompson1 at GOV.NU.CA
Thu May 19 13:07:37 UTC 2011
Nicely worded, Cintra.
Darlene A. Thompson
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From: at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org [mailto:at-large-bounces at atlarge-lists.icann.org] On Behalf Of Cintra Sooknanan
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2011 9:05 AM
To: At-Large Worldwide
Subject: Re: [At-Large] eG8 Forum
Good day to all,
I have put a draft statement together based on the emails on this issue
(below) for your kind review and comment. We may require more info in the
Intro and Final Paragraphs.
[INTRO] At-Large is the component of end-users, not business nor
within ICANN's multi-stakeholder environment. At-Large is represented by the
ALAC, which has been essential in driving development of the Internet by
maintaining openness and ensuring accountability and transparency.
The ALAC lauds the French Presidency's objective of the G8 to
- Improve everyone's access to the Internet;
- Enable everyone to participate in global networks and promoting respect
for freedom of expression and opinion;
- Improve security of the Internet and protection of individuals;
- Recommend examination of the Internet's economic and technical
We recognise that several internet organizations (including ICANN, W3C, IAB
and ISOC) have been invited to participate in the eG8 Forum (24-25 May,
Paris) gathering the "leaders of the Internet" and acknowledge that the
outcomes of the discussions will be submitted to the G8 itself for
Therefore, we find it at odds with this objective and the equal-footing
awarded to all Internet stakeholders, that the ALAC and other non-commercial
actors which promote and represent the end-users were not invited to
participate. This omission is particularly blatant, as participation of
private sector appears to be tied to sponsorship.
We hope that the French Presidency will achieve success in its objectives
but this will only be possible if it can understand and include the
perspectives of all stakeholders.
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 4:57 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com>wrote:
> Dear all,
> I see that there is indeed support for an ALAC statement!
> A statement about the defence of the multi-stakeholder model is indeed
> possible. I would suggest that this needs to be no more than one
> paragraph - time is of the essence. Is anyone volunteering to put
> together a first draft?
> Also - does anyone have an idea about the channel through which we
> should send this statement and to whom?
> Kind regards,
> Olivier Crépin-Leblond
> On 15/05/2011 20:49, Carlton Samuels wrote :
> > A big +1!!!!
> > ==============================
> > Carlton A Samuels
> > Mobile: 876-818-1799
> > *Strategy, Planning, Governance, Assessment & Turnaround*
> > =============================
> > On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 11:47 AM, Adam Peake <ajp at glocom.ac.jp> wrote:
> >> Olivier, thanks.
> >> But as Izumi mentions, this does not make multistakeholder. Which is
> >> a shame. Particularly as participation of private sector seems to be
> >> tied to sponsorship (pay and you get a chance to speak... really is a
> >> terrible step backwards.)
> >> The multistakeholder environment has been essential in driving
> >> development of the Internet, particularly in maintiaing openness and
> >> ensuring accountability and transparency. Non-commercial actors have
> >> been crucial to this. Shame on the French Presidency for not
> >> understanding the thing it's proposing pontificate on.
> >> (this little rant not aimed at the ALAC chair :-))
> >> Adam
> >> On Sun, May 15, 2011 at 1:10 AM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com
> >> wrote:
> >>> Hello Joly,
> >>> On 13/05/2011 23:39, Joly MacFie wrote :
> >>>> Who is attending on behalf of ICANN I wonder.
> >>> Rod Beckstrom + Peter Dengate Thrush. Bertrand de la Chapelle also will
> >> be.
> >>> There might be others.
> >>> Kind regards,
> >>> Olivier
> >>> --
> >>> Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD
> >>> http://www.gih.com/ocl.html
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