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[I-coordination] Nominations to /1Net Steering committee & Brazil Meeting Organising commitees

parminder parminder at
Thu Dec 5 17:16:22 CET 2013

On Thursday 05 December 2013 08:30 PM, Klaus Stoll wrote:
> Dear Milton
> Thanks for your comment, and lets call a spate a bloody shovel. In 
> today's funding climate, in particular in the civil society sector, 
> sitting on the table or not can be a question of live and death, if I 
> eat tomorrow or not. There seems to be a need for some to keep away 
> their "brothers and sisters" and to strategically secure territory and 
> claim significance.

I am not sure what you are talking about here, Klaus, but whatever it is 
appears not very charitable... The civil society groups that wrote to 
the Brazilian authorities for a direct liaison are Civil Society 
Internet Governance Caucus, Best Bits, Internet Right and Principles 
Coalition, and APC.... Still, as my email said, we welcome any other 
civil society group to do as it likes in this regard. Your unkind 
remarks for such a broad group of civil society networks, organisations, 
and individuals are not called for.

I am attaching the joint letter for reference..


> That is understandable, the question here again is what happens to the 
> common good?. Also those who want to establish 1net need to be aware 
> that whatever they  do they have been and will upset many apple cards 
> on the way. I feel, if 1net want to achieve its mission it just has to 
> keep on rolling without taking to much notice of these self interest 
> based bumps in the road. If we want to secure the multi stakeholder 
> model in IG, we will not achieve this by saving our own skins first, 
> then see whats left for the rest, and then see if we can do something 
> about what we set out to do in the first place. In this time we have 
> to risk something to make progress. I did hear the word "urgency" 
> again and again in the context of 1net. Urgency was mainly used in the 
> context of time, but this time there is also another urgency, the 
> urgency to be prepared to put everything, (or at least something), on 
> the table in order to "innovate" something better. The joke is, if we 
> keep protecting what we think is ours, we die because nothing will 
> move and at some point someone will just walk over us and he\she will 
> not ask for permission. Those who will risk something, will survive 
> because they are able to contribute. These are not normal times, these 
> are not the time to protect, these are times to risk and construct.
> Yours
> Klaus
>   On 12/5/2013 3:34 PM, Milton L Mueller wrote:
>> I agree Klaus, I am worried a bit by the strategic positioning that 
>> some CS groups are showing, however I also agree with them that 1net 
>> got off to a very shaky start and has not yet quite earned the level 
>> of trust that might have made them more willing to work on that 
>> platform.
>> >The question also stands in the room if it is constructive that some 
>> civil society groups seem to pick and >choose whats best for them 
>> instead of standing in solidarity with the rest something that is far 
>> from perfect.
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