I wanted to let you know that Monic Meisel from Freifunk as well as
Ramón Roca and Roger Baig from guifi.net have been subscribed to this
Monic, Ramón and Roger, the CNSIG is a young group we created during
december 2017 and we are currently in the process of defining the
roadmaps for the working groups.
The 4 groups are:
1) Policy and regulation (coordinator: Thiago Novaes)
2) Technical (coordinator: NicoEchániz)
3) Training, capacity building and knowledge sharing (no coordinator)
4) Social impact (coordinator: Panayotis Antoniadis
Feel free to join any of these groups (each one has it's own mailing
list) and also do invite members from your communities that could be
interested in these areas of work.
Our next meeting hasn't been scheduled yet. We have been using Mumble
for the audio calls. It will be announced here.
Please ask here anything you need.
I'd like to share the ISOC ChAC meetin notes:
and also ask that you share any doubts or ideas that you think we should pose in that space.
I have already asked what would be the expected channels or strategies to articulate collaboration between the CNSIG, the regional chapters and the Community Networks campaign that ISOC is pushing forward in relation to it's 2018 action plan:
For the CN area the ISOC campaign will:
* Highlight replicable models that represent new ways of working,
* Influence changes in policy frameworks to enable community networks to flourish, and
* Scale up deployment of, and ensure continuity for, the Community Network model.
I believe we need to seriously explore what will be the role of the CNSIG in that context and how can we positively influence ISOC's plan to create real impact with this campaign.
Hello again, according to the meeting poll the most popular date for
the meeting is this coming
Monday, 2nd April 15h00 - 16h00 UTC
There are 7 organisation which are available on that date. This is
enough for quorum but there are some council members that have not
answered the poll, please join if you can.
During the course of next week we will have a meeting with Sebastián
Bellagamba (in charge of the Community Networks strategy for ISOC). It
would be great if during our meeting everyone can share their thoughts
regarding potential CNSIG - ISOC synergies.
Nico and Sol
PS: please check the meeting details below
Details for the meetiong:
Like on our first meeting, we will be using Mumble.
Please consider this suggestions for the meeting
* If you are new to mumble, try it before the meeting. Writte us if you
have issues that can't fix. We will also be available from 15' before
the scheduled time to deal with technical issues.
* Be online at least 5' before the scheduled time so we start on time.
* Have a laptop available so you can follow and contribute to the
* Have earphones to avoid audio loops.
Mumble configuration. We will use the aureasocial server.
Use this information to configure it:
User name: <choose your own one>
Password: <no need to set one>
Configure "push to talk" method
You can use a Desktop client or the mobile App Plumble to access Mumble .
This email serves firstly to officially name the CNSIG Working Group
coordinators (whoohoo!), and secondly to guide the WGs to prepare their
*CNSIG WG Coordinators*
- Policy and regulation WG - *Thiago Novaes*
- Technical WG - *Nico Echaniz*
- Social impact WG - *Panayotis Antoniadis*
- As you know no-one formally volunteered to coordinate the Training WG
- members are welcome to start working amongst themselves until a
coordinator is identified.
Our next meeting will focus on the WGs. Please indicate your availability
for the meeting in the following poll https://framadate.org/e27iwYTwQqVrnz7a
Also to aid the groups to get going we include below 3 main questions for
each group to address, and present at the next meeting.
1. What would you like the WG to achieve in 2018 (your main objective)?
2. What are some of the tasks that you envision undertaking?
3. How will you evaluated that you are fulfilling your objective (by
what criteria will the WG monitor/measure its activities)?
For your convenience these mailing lists have been created for the WG
communication, regulation-wg(a)lists.cnsig.info; tech-wg(a)lists.cnsig.info;
Looking forward to getting working!!
All the best,
Sol and Nico
Sol Luca de Tena
c: (+27/0) 839 47 4946
*Zenzeleni Networks NPC*
- Winner of Best Innovation with Social Impact Award, Innovation Bridge 2017
- Finalist of Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, 2017
During the meeting one of the subjects that was raised but we had no
time to address is the reach-out process and candidates selection.
I propose that we create in this thread a list of the community networks
we would like to invite.
Considering the Special Interest Group is meant to be global, I believe
it is important to try to keep some regional balance in the group over time.
There were two candidates previously mentioned. Let's grow this list
with the communities we would like to reach out to. I'd suggest that we
also add some contact names for each organization.
So, starting the list:
- guifi.net (Roger Baig Viñas, Ramón Roca, ...)
- Freifunk (Elektra Wagenrad, Monic Meisel, André Gaul...)
- Wlan-slovenia (Luka Mustafa/Musti, ...)
- Digital Empowerment Foundation (Ritu Srivastava, Osama Manzar, ...)
- PeoplesOpen/SudoMesh (JennyRyan, ...)
I'm forwarding this e-mail from Konstantinos (ISOC-Policy) in case you
want to contribute with your comments.
The link he points to is not working, you should use this one instead:
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: ISOC - CL : Policy brief: Innovative Licensing Paper for
review and input
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:29:34 +0000
From: Konstantinos Komaitis <komaitis(a)isoc.org>
To: nicoechaniz(a)altermundi.net <nicoechaniz(a)altermundi.net>
yes please — do share it and if you can ask them to send comments to you
or me directly that would be super helpful.
Dr. Konstantinos Komaitis
Director, Policy Development
The Internet Society
> On Mar 19, 2018, at 2:34 AM, Nicolás Echániz
> <nicoechaniz(a)altermundi.net <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
> Hi Konstantinos,
> Can I share this e-mail directly in the CNSIG Council and Regulation
> Working Group?
> I believe people there can contribute to this document.
> On 03/15/2018 01:05 PM, Konstantinos Komaitis via Internet Society wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> For the past couple of years, we have been providing you additional
>> materials that can be used to inform policymakers and other local
>> stakeholders about key Internet issues, we will continue the release of
>> policy briefs throughout this year.
>> The goal of these briefing papers is to provide a more specific Internet
>> Society perspective, including the guiding principles we hold important
>> for addressing various issues. For this year, many of these paper will
>> be driven by our focus on our campaigns - IoT, Community Networks, MANRS
>> and the Multistakeholder model.
>> Today, however, we are inviting you to preview our paper on Innovative
>> Licensing for Community Networks (please to bear in mind that this paper
>> is limited only to community networks). You can view PDF versions
>> at: isoc.app.box.com/folder/4696046102
>> During this preview period, which will run until *March 30, 2018** *we
>> would be particularly interested in your input on the following:
>> 1. As "briefing papers" the aim has been to keep the overviews
>> concise, while providing links to more in depth information. At the
>> same time, however, we would like to know: Are there any /major/ points
>> that we missed in the coverage of the issues? /We would appreciate if
>> you could use the "Comment" function in Box to provide your feedback on
>> the relevant papers. The Comment field can be seen to the right of each
>> document preview in Box./
>> 2. The papers have been written so they would be relevant on a global
>> basis, but could be used as a base to tailor local positions. The
>> online version will ideally have a "Regional Considerations" section
>> that we would like to populate with information, contributed by our
>> Chapters and members, about how these policy issues are addressed in
>> different regions of the world. We would be interested in knowing if
>> Chapters or members would be interested in contributing to such a
>> Due to our participation at WSIS next week, where we will be talking
>> about community networks as one of the means to connect the unconnected
>> in remote and underserved areas, we also plan to publish this as a
>> discussion paper for wider consumption and input. For those of you
>> attending WSIS, please help us by sharing this paper.
>> We welcome your comments and look forward to speaking with you more
>> about all of these policy and Internet governance throughout the year.
>> The papers will eventually be made available on-line in both HTML and
>> PDF format at http://www.internetsociety.org/policybriefs. Same as last
>> year, while they will initially be posted in English, a Spanish and
>> French version of each document will also be produced.
>> komaitis(a)isoc.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Director, Policy Development
I'm sharing a document that Jane Coffin and Konstantinos Komaitis from
ISOC have prepared for the ISOC campaign on Community Networks during WSIS.
They presented this document during an audio-call with staff and other
people working with Community Networks in ISOC:
Joyce Dogniez, Luis Miguel Martinez, Aziz Soltobaev, Sandro Karumidze,
Ucha Seturi, Talant, Konstantinos Komaitis, Jane Coffin, Maarit
Palovirta, Christine Saegesser, Nicolas Seidler.
They asked if the CNSIG would participate in this year's WSIS to which I
answered that we are just starting to work together, we have elected
Working Group coordinators and we are in the process of defining the
Working Groups road-maps; so we won't be taking part in WSIS this year,
but we will include such events in our plans.
They have asked if our members would like to send video or written
material to be shared during ISOC's WSIS campaign. Please share links to
material you would like to share with ISOC for this.
I would also like to ask who from our group is attending the event. Even
if we don't have a formal meeting there, it would be great if those
coming can take the opportunity to meet.
In the case of AlterMundi, Florencia López Pezé will take part in the
panel: "Community networks: Can the unconnected connect themselves?" on
the 19th during the morning.