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
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.
Director, Policy Development