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					 Agenda IV-1 ANSI IPR PC October 5 Update on
 Actions Related to Internet Governance Forum
      (And Yale Information Society Project)
Mr. Willingmyre will provide an update on various IPR
           and standards policy discussions
     since Report at ANSI IPR PC May 6, 2009

               George T. Willingmyre, P.E.
                   GTW Associates

IV-1 Standards/IP Policy at the Internet
Governance Forum (IGF)

   Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Dynamic
    Coalition on Open Standards (IGF DCOS) –
    [] addressing “most urgent
    problems related to open technology standards
    and application interoperability”

   Fourth IGF meeting Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt 15-18
    November 2009

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    &wspid=361 (Excerpts below from DCOS URL
    workshop proposal)
   In recent years, the Dynamic Coalition on Open
    Standards (DCOS) has focused on governmental
    procurement and on standard setting organisations
    (SSOs). DCOS intends to advance its work on these
    topics. Additionally, we feel a need to examine Open
    Standards from the perspective of rights

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Governance Forum (IGF)


There is a complex and entangled relationship between the
  rights of consumers, citizens, non-citizens, governments,
  competing corporations, etc., within which the
  promotion/adoption/enforcement of standards plays
  a part. For instance, governments have a duty towards
  their people to ensure that the data that they hold in
  trust for the people is easily accessible to them and can
  be reused by them.

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Still, governments are also the largest consumers of
   standards, and by adopting certain standards, force the
   public to make certain choices as well. Similarly,
   ensuring unhindered portability from one product to
   another comparable one, and interoperability of
   comparable devices and applications should
   be seen as part of that set of minimum rights of
   consumers, inclusive of governments, that corporations
   are obliged to respect.

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Part of the aim of the workshop will be to disentangle the
  relationships between some of these rights and map out
  some directions which a rights-based framework
  can take. To further establish the translation of these
  rights from principles to practice, we propose a
  workshop in the format of a technical workshop

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Governance Forum (IGF)


The workshop will help bring out the issues that are currently being
  faced and likely to be encountered in the future by governments,
  consumers and the public, addressing specific areas such as the
  needs of the disabled community and perspectives of developing
  countries, and the possible solutions that governments and vendors
  can offer through implementation of open standards. The discussion
  would primarily revolve around issues of governmental
  procurement of software, open e-governance, portability, and
  interoperability, which affect everything from communications
  protocols, documents, multimedia, and databases, to hardware

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Governance Forum (IGF)
  1) Tim Berners-Lee, World Wide Web Consortium / Web
  2) Steve Mutkoski, Microsoft, USA
  3) Rishab Ghosh, UNU-MERIT, The Netherlands
  4) Aslam Raffee, Sun Microsystems, South Africa
  5) James Love, Knowledge Ecology International
  6) OSOSS, Government of the Netherlands (Ineke Schop)
  7) IDABC, EU (Karel de Vriendt)
  8) MAMPU, Malaysia (Normah binti Md Yusof)
  9) Ministry of Commerce, China: (An Baisheng)
  10) Department of Information Technology, India
  11) Government of the United States of America
  12) Andrew Updegrove, Gesmer Updegrove LLP
  13) Sunil Abraham, Centre for Internet and Society, India

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                       AT YALE LAW SCHOOL
                          HOSTED BY THE
                          November 21, 2008
                           New Haven, CT

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The Information Society Project at Yale Law School
   Technical Standards Recommendations for the Obama
   Administration March 2, 2009
Develop a Government Open Standards Strategy.
Form a United States Standards Advisory Council
Strengthen International Standards Collaboration.
Encourage the Formation of a Global Multi-stakeholder
   Standards Advocacy Group

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Work continues on a paper "Technology principles for open

to be shared with Beth Novek , Director of Obama’s open
   government initiative

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