At netCommons.eu, we're expanding on the open letter from last year 
to move towards guidelines to European policy-makers on steps that can
be taken to support the development of Community Networks and adapt the
regulatory framework accordingly. The draft document takes stock of the
new rules agreed upon at the EU level as a result of our work with
European CNs and digital rights groups, using these provisions as a
platform to start a dialogue between CNs across Europe and regulators.
We will be releasing that policy brief next month. In the meantime, any
comment/feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I remember some weeks ago it emerged interest in submarine cable, on the list.
At FGV, we are going to host a day-long seminar on the Governance of Submarine Cables, on Wednesday, in partnership with CGI.br, the French Consulate, Internet Sans Frontières and the Brazilian Consumer Protection Institute. See https://www.cg.org.br/noticia/releases/seminario-inedito-sobre-operacao-e-u…
If anyone in the Rio area is interested, sejam benvindos :)
The event will be in Portuguese but our FGV fellow Félix Blanc will be in Paris for the IGF (he is going to organise an IGF workshop on the same topic) and I can put anyone interested in contact with him to have further insight on our debates and on future work, if anyone is interested.
All the best
As the IGF is approaching, I just wanted to share the updated agenda of the DC3 Session COMMUNITY NETWORKS: When The Unconnected Build Connectivity and remind you not to forget IGF registration https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-registration
Here is the link to the DC3 session https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/community-networks-when-th…
I have also the great pleasure to announce that the "The Community Network Manual" which is the 2018 DC3 outcome will be released as a joint publication of the ITU, FGV and ISOC. The book is going to be finalised by tomorrow and will be send to press by Friday to be ready for the IGF. Of course, free copies of the volume will be distributed at the session (courtesy of ISOC) and the book will be released under Creative Commons License.
The IGF Secretariat has requested we identify 3 messages before the session. It is a quite curious request, as we cannot identify "messages" before having a debate but as we have to comply with UN formalities (although probably no one is even going to read the content of the "messages"), I suggest we propose something based on the session workshop description.
My proposal is to utilise the following 3 "messages":
1. Community networks (CNs) improve connectivity while empowering Internet users. Community networks rely on the active participation of local communities in the design, development and management of network infrastructure as a common resource.
2. CNs give rise to new infrastructures, new governance models and new business opportunities and facilitate the free flow of information and knowledge, filling the lacunae left by the traditional Internet access-provision paradigm.
1. The Community Network Manual is the 2018 outcome of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3). Its goal is to provide guidance on how to build, organise and deploy CNs. It offers toolkits, guidelines and instructions to be used by all interested stakeholders for the concrete constructions of such networks. All interested stakeholder are invited to join DC3 members for presentation of the CN Manual and to freely share it.
Please feel free to share any comments and suggestions
All the best
Luca Belli, PhD
Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation
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Thanks a lot for the comments
I agree with Ramon.
I think investments should be very welcome but the goal should be to discourage/avoid predatory behaviours
All the best
De: Ramon Roca [mailto:email@example.com]
Enviada em: quarta-feira, 31 de outubro de 2018 16:06
Para: Roger Baig Viñas <roger.baig(a)guifi.net>; Leandro Navarro <leandro(a)pangea.org>; Luca Belli <luca.belli(a)fgv.br>; Dynamic Coalition on Connected Communities <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>
Assunto: Re: RES: [DC3] Seminar on the Governance of Submarine Cables
El 31/10/18 a les 12:07, Roger Baig Viñas ha escrit:
In any case the universal format proposal is intended to discourage
any private investment
I would say "speculative practices" rather than "any private investment". Private investment is still very welcome, but not speculative (i.e. exhausting the availability to increase pricing / block competition).
Please see below about some resources that someone sent to another list
about creating a low-tech website.
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From: Yann protonmail <bonjour(a)yannsaintclair.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: <DKIM> The 514 Error Code
I joined this group few days ago (and I’m a bit disappointed by the lake of
activities but your recent messages motivated me). I’m not a "tech guy »,
I’m just a interaction designer so I won’t be as specific as some messages.
But your conversation about the web and « renewable energy » and the «
drawback » of their intermittency, reminded me a project (it’s more like an
experiment) I seen some weeks ago, it’s a bit specific and anecdotic but I
hope this will give you some input of a very practical case about this
In short, it’s a website with a server powered by solar energy, there is a
battery (12V 7Ah) and the point of the design is to by as efficient as
possible (very few css, no custom font, using dithering, etc.) but in
staying attractive and ergonomic.
The author of the blog also write an article about « how to build a low
tech internet » giving some clue about what we are discussing :
As WSIS just took place a couple of weeks ago, I just wanted to ask to the
ones who went or the ones who followed it, if there were any important
conclusions or statements on Community Networks or Community Connectivity.
Any information or document would be of great help!
Karla Velasco Ramos
+52 1 55 36 66 69 24
Hi All -
Just x-posting to this list. See the call for nominations for the ANRP.
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