Another component to alert you all to as well – this is from Roger B:
As part of the Beyond the Net grant  (starting by September) we
will produce training materials for building sustainable community
networks. On the one hand we will exploit the experience gained in
but on the other we need the collaboration of other
communities of practice because we want the materials to be valid
worldwide (and not restricted to the Catalan/European framework).
So, if you are a community network (specially from a developing
region) or you are considering to start one, and you would like to
have your concerns, advice, experiences, etc. considered in this
Beyond the Net programme project, please contact me.
Internet Society | www.internetsociety.org
From: <dc3-bounces(a)listas.altermundi.net> on behalf of Leandro Navarro
Reply-To: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 6:46 AM
To: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity <dc3(a)listas.altermundi.net>et>,
Cc: "ermanno(a)gmail.com" <ermanno(a)gmail.com>om>, Marco Zennaro
Subject: Re: [DC3] RES: Fwd: RES: IGF workshop proposal accepted!!!!
Hi, I also like and support the idea. Having working definitions, principles, etc
regarding CN, local networking infrastructures, connectivity ... requires detailed
understanding and discussion. One great opportunity would be in the peer review of the
papers sent to the recent call for papers from Luca.
Some of us in guifi.net
is a key concept to understand
community network infrastructures, with principles that can adapt to many diverse local
implementations (in terms of participation, business model, even in tech). The ideas come
from the work of E. Ostrom and the experience of guifi.net
. She beautifully defined a set
of principles (more in http://people.ac.upc.edu/leandro/pubs/crowds-guifi-en.pdf
In our specific guifi.net
case, so diverse that can be better understood as a federation
of local CN (an inter-net in a sense), the community license translates the fundamental
principles of access and participation into a working set of "freedoms"
) that are related to other natural or constructed commons,
such as FOSS licenses.
As Luca mentions about our recent workshop in June 17: there we discussed about
organization/governance, regulation, implementation. Participants were diverse, including
different governmental levels, regulators, professionals, members of diverse CN
(multi-stakeholder :-). Among others, we were inspired by the discussions we had in the
Go-Local! workshop and the GAIA meetings. Building on all that would help.
As said, the review of these submissions can give us details and ideas to discuss. We can
elaborate them in the coming months, and prepare a f2f workshop to develop a common
understanding. The ultimate goal of summarizing ideas/principles/recommendations into a
representative and inspiring document can help us to focus.
In addition, having a workshop day focused on the topic + related activities in the same
location and days gives stronger reasons to travel there.
P.S: Still quite silent during August due to vacation offline therapy ;-)
On 16/8/16 19:13, Luca Belli wrote:
Hi Steve and all,
I like and support wholeheartedly your proposal to have a declaration setting “conditions”
for CN to thrive. I suggest starting with the definition of a set of “principles” rather
In early July, I proposed to develop some principles and definitions that we could present
as DC3-outcomes at the IGF. Here is the basic plan
Steve, would you have time to help preparing a Draft 0 that can be circulated for
I know netCommons friends had a very productive workshop, from which some excellent ideas
Perhaps they can also be interested in helping sketching an early version of the
We have 4 months until the IGF and I think it is enough to elaborate (at least) a set of
What do you think?
[GV Direito Rio]
Luca Belli, PhD
Head of Internet Governance @ FGV<http://internet-governance.fgv.br/>
+55 21 3799 5763
[mailto:email@example.com] Em nome de Steve Song
Enviada em: segunda-feira, 15 de agosto de 2016 09:19
Para: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity
Cc: Ermanno Pietrosemoli <firstname.lastname@example.org><mailto:email@example.com>; Marco
Assunto: [DC3] Fwd: RES: IGF workshop proposal accepted!!!!
Full day workshop sounds like a great idea.
One of the things we talked about at the Go Local! event was the possibility of coming up
with a set of model conditions for local telco initiatives to thrive. This might range
from Open Access policies around fibre backbones to reduced importation taxes on
unlicensed equipment to license fees that favour small and/or non-profit organisations
engaged in connectivity.
One possibility would be to come up with a set of principles / recommendations /
conditions necessary to the growth of "local telco" initiatives, both community
and for-profit and build some momentum around the idea/declaration. In the past advocates
for change have used a "declaration" to move an agenda forward. For Open Access
academic publishing, a diverse set of actors developed a set of principles known as the
Budapest Open Access Initiative (http://www.budapestopenaccessinitiative.org/
) to make
common cause around access to scholarly materials and similarly groups involved in Open
Education came up with the Cape Town Declaration on Open Education
). There are others. The point is that the
"declaration" allowed a number of disparate groups to make common cause on an
issue and became a rallying banner.
Perhaps we might come up with a Guadalajara Declaration on local telcos or last mile
diversity or bottom-up networks or, or, or. It would take a lot of work prior to the
event to build consensus but might be worth doing.
On 11 August 2016 at 14:53, Raoul Plommer
Sounds good and hopefully I can make it! :)
On 11 August 2016 at 20:06, Luca Belli
Hi Carlos and all,
A couple of days ago, I had an off-list conversation with Jane and Mike and we thought
about proposing an IGF pre-event on the afternoon of 5 December and follow-up with APC
What do you and other list-member think?
All the best
Em nome de Carlos Rey-Moreno
Enviada em: quinta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2016 11:38
Para: Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>; Steve Song
<firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>>; Marco Zennaro
Assunto: Re: [DC3] IGF workshop proposal accepted!!!!
Hi Jane et al,
I think your idea is great. I had the chance to participate in a similar event organized
by Steve and Peter in 2014 around ACMDev and GAIA in Berkeley
and the energy and knowledge I gathered at that event is still with me. If I can choose I
would prefer the event to be before IGF.
By the way, these are the videos from CNs in Africa that I know about, maybe you can add
them to your list:
- The BBC dedicated one of their Click Programs to one of the most important Community
Netowrks in Africa: Macha Works, in Macha, Zambia:
- Video about Tunapandanet, a mesh network in Kibera, Kenya:
- We have also created a documentary about Zenzeleni Networks, the CN I'm personally
involved in, located in Mankosi, South Africa:
All the best,
On 2 August 2016 at 19:00, Nicolás Echániz
On 07/29/2016 11:37 AM, Jane Coffin wrote:
Given the amazing energy around this great workshop,
and that so many
people may be in one place.
I wondered – should we take advantage of all of the great people coming
to Guadalajara and hold a day-long Community Networking event?
I believe it is a good idea to have day-long roundtable meetings
(similar to what we had in Bogotá a few months ago). But I would propose
that we consider a more detailed agenda that considers what we have been
doing and the plans that are already in place so we can focus on moving
During the Bogotá meeting we proposed to use the Wiki to keep track of
projects and initiatives and I did this only partially:
BTW, Ernmanno and Marco, you are more than welcome to join the DC3
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