Luca Belli, FGV, Academia, Brazil; Adam Burns, Free2Air, Technical Community, Germany; Alek Tarkowski, Open Future, Poland
Opening remarks: Luca Belli, FGV, and Adam Burns, Free2Air
Segment one: Evolving Conceptions of Digital Commons
- Yu Ping, Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology
- Rebecca MacKinnon, Wikimedia Foundation
- Renata Avila, Open Knowledge Foundation
- Alek Tarkowski, Open Future
Luca Belli, FGV, and Adam Burns, Free2Air, moderate
First Q&A (15 min)
Segment two: Digital Commons and Digital Public Goods.
- Lucy Harris, UNICEF / Digital Public Good Alliance
- Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation
- Denis "Jaromil" Roio, Dyne.org
Jane Coffin, ISOC, and Alek Tarkowski, Open Future, moderate
Second Q&A + open debate (15 min)
Concluding remarks: Anriette Esterhuysen, UN IGF MAG Chair
Wrap-up and takeaways: Luca Belli, FGV, and Adam Burns, Free2Air
The structures of the Internet affect us more deeply than ever before, reaching out to all aspects of our lives, from our societies and cultures to our finances and politics – to our very individual human behaviours and identities. This event will explore different views of Internet Commons, Digital Commons, and Digital Public Goods, exploring strategies for a less concentrated Internet.
The Internet Commons Forum (ICF) has been jointly organised by FGV, ISOC, APC, Centrum Cyfrowe and Free2Air, since 2019. The ICF aims at gathering thinkers and doers that are developing ideas and solutions for a less concentrated and more just Internet. See http://www.intcomforum.org/ Internet Commons Forum | #ICF | For a more just Internet The structures of the Internet affect us more deeply than ever before, reaching out to all aspects of our lives. The Internet Commons Forum aims at gathering thinkers and doers that are developing ideas and solutions for a less concentrated and more just Internet. www.intcomforum.org
The ICF will feature well-respected thinkers and doers exposing their ideas and innovative approaches to digital commons, with regard to the development of Internet access infrastructure, digital platforms, digital policies and data. This workshop will ami at fostering a collaborative discussion with the participants in order to identify concrete actions and strategies for collaboration and implementation of digital commons.
Organisers will make use of a variety of social networks to encourage and diversify participation
The "Digital Commons" and "Digital Public Goods" are powerful concepts to opertationalize digital rights. However, there is a need to improve the mechanisms through which they are organised and put into practice. Initiatives that can be initially commons-oriented might suffer proprietary capture through market forces, especially from large internet platforms that act as intermediaries.
Multistakeholder regulatory efforts should aim at fostering digital commons and protecting the Internet as a Digital Public Good.