It may be reasonable to assume that best-practices also come with each phase of
development of a CN (or at least this has been our experience looking at CNs across the
world, IXPs, local content dev, ISP associations, community radio, etc.).
The same can be said for any deployment of a network, project, or company.
So, think of this as what the practices are to:
-become more established
-obtain better equipment for a more technically developed network
-Better trained volunteers who know how to manage a project and grow it and to work with
others to obtain funding…whatever that funding model/source is
-Shift into the next phase of development (maybe going from purely non-profit with no
income, to non-profit with income – or from a network that is a stand-alone that shifts to
obtaining backhaul – either at very little cost, no cost, or marginal costs).
-Shift into a stronger cooperative/non-profit/whatever you are such that you may have part
time employees and more networks started around the area…
-Or contained network with volunteers – for maintaining your type of network model, but
maybe having a “leveled-up technical network” or simply more trained people to help you
run the network so that 1 or 2 people are no longer the only points of assistance…
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Date: Friday, June 22, 2018 at 3:20 PM
To: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>
Cc: "smaglavera(a)gmail.com" <smaglavera(a)gmail.com>
Subject: [DC3] RES: DRAFT Call for Resources 2018 Report (CN Manual)
I think we should include best practices about management and collaboration (call it
sustainability and scalability, if you want) but I am not sure about the feasibility of
the legal/regulatory part you suggest.
Of course law and regulation and administrative mechanisms are key elements to consider
when building a CN – and this should be stressed in the manual – but they are a
quintessentially domestic issue that changes in every country.
So, unless we develop a much broader Manual (for which we obviously have no time) I think
the most realistic option is to avoid in-depth discussion of law/regulation while clearly
specifying – e.g. in the Manual intro – that CN developers should consider existing
regulation and legislation when starting developing a CN
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Assunto: Re: [DC3] DRAFT Call for Resources 2018 Report (CN Manual)
Hi Lucca, in the pad chat i posted this question, if this info is not relevant for now,
lets keep going.
"People we only put in the manual the technical things ? about self management ,
colaborative process, legal and regulatory issues and costs about the other things that
involved a CN we will not put in this doc?"
De: "Luca Belli" <luca.belli(a)fgv.br>
Enviada: 2018/06/21 12:51:11
Assunto: [DC3] DRAFT Call for Resources 2018 Report (CN Manual)
In light of the very positive feedback regarding the idea of developing a brief CN Manual,
as a 2018 DC3 Outcome, I have prepared a DRAFT Call for Resources.
Feel free to comment on the DRAFT by 28 June, using this pad
The Call is below
All the best
IGF Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3)
*DRAFT* 2018 Report - Call for Resources *DRAFT*
The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) is a multistakeholder group, part of
the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), dedicated to promoting the discussion
on community networks (CN). DC3 furthers analysis of how CNs may help create sustainable
Internet connectivity while empowering Internet users. Further information regarding DC3
can be found on the IGF website as well as on comconnectivity.org
Previous DC3 reports, dedicated to Community networks: the Internet by the people, for the
people (2017) and to Community Connectivity: Building the Internet from Scratch (2016),
and to are freely available under Creative Commons License.
The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity, established under the auspices of the
United Nations Internet Governance Forum, invites all interested individuals to submit
papers describing how CN can be deployed and presenting technologies, toolkits and
instruction for the concrete constructions of CNs.
This call aims at developing a brief CN manual, providing concrete guidance on:
· What low cost hardware could be used to deploy a CN
· What software and applications could be used to run a CN
· How to install and configure hardware and software
Only papers providing instructions, guidance or describing concrete technological
solutions will be considered for inclusion in the 2018 report, even if they have been
The length of the submissions should be between 2000 and 8000 words. To facilitate the
reviewing process, papers should not include author names or other information that would
help identify the authors. All submission shall be in English.
Authors shall use footnotes rather than endnotes and submission should be in Microsoft
Word or OpenDocument Text format.
Submissions are due on 30 July 2017. They should include the following elements:
· Short abstract (250 words)
· First draft of the submitted paper
· Author’s name, afﬁliation and short bibliographical note (in the body of
Submissions should be sent to luca.belli(a)fgv.br
Authors will be notiﬁed within approximately 7 days from the deadline as to the status of
All submitted papers will be subject to peer review.
Authors will be given the opportunity to improve their contributions based on peer
Selected papers will be published into the 2018 Report of the IGF Dynamic Coalition on
Community Connectivity, which will be published in open access, under Creative Commons
Authors will also be invited (at their own expenses) to present their work at the annual
DC3 meeting to be held at the United Nations Internet Governance Forum, from 12 to 14
November, at the UNESCO headquarter in Paris, France.
Luca Belli, PhD
Head of Internet Governance @ FGVluca.belli(a)fgv.br
+55 21 3799 5763@1lucabelli
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