[ec-tf] I suggest creation of a "collaboration wg" already now on Friday!
Thu May 8 11:12:29 CEST 2008
Dear Task Force members, contact persons and chair of RIPE! Unfortunately I had to leave the meeting early Monday due to a lunch commitment. I am happy I saw consensus that we should create a working group, but I did not see (when I left) that we had consensus on whether the wg should be created this week (i.e. tomorrow) or at RIPE-57 (or later). I personally very much is in favor of creating this wg earlier rather than later, and I see a number of reasons for that. One of them being that RIPE NCC the next couple of months most certainly will be asked to make statements on behalf of the RIPE community in a number of questions due to upcoming OECD and IGF meetings. As you might remember this was one of the three main reasons I thought personally this wg should exist. The other two being keeping the document Malcolm has so well created updated, and creating a space for discussions between governments and RIPE community. To start with by having more presentations similar to the one Detlef had during the EOF related to IPv6. As I have not seen any discussion on this list since the meeting, I am bravely throwing out a proposal. And the proposal is to ask for the wg to be created on Friday. So that we do get the mailing list, archive, help from RIPE NCC staff with administrative procedure, and in time (well in advance) ability to work hard to get the wg meeting at RIPE-57 a success. You can see I have proposed Martin and Maria, both hopefully well known to our community, as proposed wg chairs. But let me emphasize that that is only a proposal from my personal point of view, and discussions around that choice should of course, as always, be separated from the question on whether the wg should be created. As I do not know whether Maria and Martin is on the task force mailing list, I am also cc:ing them explicitly. Regards, Patrik Collaboration Working Group Suggested chairs: Maria Häll, Swedish Government Martin Boyle, Nominet UK The RIPE community decision-making processes are open to anyone, meaning that anyone with an interest can suggest policy, take part in reviewing documents and participate on mailing lists and at RIPE Meetings. To encourage participation from people and organisations outside the traditional RIPE community, a number of special outreach programs have been developed, including a series of "Governmental Roundtable Meetings", at which RIPE community members and government representatives can meet and discuss common areas of interest. Government representatives participate in RIPE Meetings, and the RIPE NCC actively reaches out to governments and others in the public sector to inform them on issues related to the RIPE community and engage them on issues related to RIPE and RIPE NCC activities. The Collaboration Working Group is a forum for discussion focusing on collaboration between the private and public sectors on Internet matters. This kind of collaboration has taken on increased prominence in recent years, as the wider Internet community strives to ensure that all voices are heard and the interests of all parties are considered. Fostering more open dialogue between all stakeholders is vital to ensuring the continued stability of the Internet. The working group discusses the following: 1. Topics raised by working group participants that are of interest to both the public and private sectors 2. The RIPE NCC's current outreach activities will be reported, and the RIPE NCC will seek advice and guidance on future activities. 3. The working group will develop and clarify the RIPE community's position on issues that are of relevance to the public sector or on which a community position has been sought 4. The working group will be responsible for maintenance of the RIPE Document produced by the Enhanced Cooperation Task Force, describing the RIPE community, existing policy development processes and outreach programs The working group is also an important channel through which the RIPE community can communicate with others in the "Information Society".
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