[DC3] RightsCon Meeting

Glenn McKnight mcknight.glenn at gmail.com
Tue May 22 20:37:56 UTC 2018

I would suggest  Satish Babu of  ISOC TRV  as a panelist on  BLOCKCHAIN FOR

Glenn McKnight
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On Tue, May 22, 2018 at 4:04 PM, Harris Niavis <harniavis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> We are very happy to lead the development of the DC3  workshop proposal
> for the IGF 2018.
> We have transferred the online form in this
> <https://docs.google.com/document/d/1HxdDi38lLC_ExpQlSyIK0OxMrLFCdlXHlfifd7LL7PY/edit?usp=sharing>google
> doc, where we can all together collaboratively write our inputs.
> Regarding the format, I guess we go for a 90min Panel. We have already
> contacted 3 speakers mainly in the blockchain area, to speak about the
> blockchain technology as a complementary one of CNs and waiting for their
> responses. Of course, you can propose other speakers to be included. As
> discussed in Toronto's meeting, we will need your help in order to complete
> some fields especially those that are based on previous experience in IGF.
> In the next days, we will fill the document with more information and
> might ask you to add to specific fields, but you can already start putting
> information wherever you think necessary.
> Best,
> Harris
> On Fri, 18 May 2018 at 05:18, Luca Belli <luca.belli at fgv.br> wrote:
>> Dear all, (apologies for typos, I am writing fom a device with no
>> corrector)
>> Yesterday, we had a very interesting and fruitful meeting at rightscon.
>> Below a brief recap of the ideas that emerged from the discussion.
>> *General considerations:*
>> First, it would be interesting to dedicate the 2018 DC3 outcome to a
>> compilation of exsiting toolkits (e.g. Mazi tooltik), instructions (e.g.
>> Commotion), technologies (Libre Router), etc. that allow people to
>> concretely build community networks, rather than elaborating another book.
>> Second, it would be good to dedicate part of the DC3 session to "let the
>> unconnected speak for themselves" i.e. bringing into the debate people that
>> are currently attempting to build CNs, to lat them share the difficulties
>> they are facing and discuss with DC3 members how to solve them. Nico Pace
>> and Leandro pointed out that there are a lot of commmunities that are
>> attempting to build CNs that would be willing to share their experience.
>> Third, it would be very interesting to dedicate part of the session to
>> discussing partnerships with stakeholders with whom we can establish
>> unexplored cooperation. IFLA (Donna was present at the meeting) was an
>> obvious exemple but many others can be added to the list (e.g. community
>> radio, etc).
>> Lastly, (this point partly overlap with the previous one) it would be
>> very interesting to bring into the discussion and and establish cooperation
>> with developers of technologies that can be compelentary to the development
>> of CN e.g. blockchain projetc (e.g. delife.io which was presented by Jan
>> who participated to the meeting), IoT solutions developers, etc.
>> *Important question:*
>> Which format could be the best suited for a compilation of toolkits, etc?
>> A specific website? A webpage of the DC3 site? Something else?
>> *Specific considerations:*
>> It would be very challenging to discuss all the points mentioned above
>> during the DC3 session (even if the 90 minutes slot has been reinstored,
>> after many participants complained about last year 60 min slot). Therefore
>> it would be advisable to put forward a workshop proposal, besides the DC3
>> session.
>> The session DC3 could have a structure along these lines
>> - presentation of (at least some of) the initiatives featured in the
>> compilation/catalogue of toolkits (40 min)
>> - discussion with people in their early phase of CN development to
>> undertand the challeges they are facing (30 min)
>> - discussion with potential partners (20 min)
>> The discussion/presentation of technologies and initiatives that can
>> compelement CN development is so broad that could be the object of a
>> specific session.
>> Stavroula and Harris, from Mazi, kindly volunteered to take the lead to
>> develop the workshop proposal (deadline 27 May) for a collaborative
>> workshop where such initiatives/technologies can be presented.
>> Info on how to develop a workshop propsal can be found here
>> https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-
>> call-for-workshop-proposals (pay particular attention to "workshop
>> evaluations")
>> Here is the online form to submit the proposal
>> https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-
>> workshop-proposal-form
>> Here the list of the workshop approved last year to have some exemples
>> http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-workshops
>> Please feel free to share comments and add any info I may have forgotten
>> or correct anything I may have misreported
>> All the best
>> Luca
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