New ISOC Consultation Process guidelines

An Internet Society working group recently drafted new guidelines for policy establishment consultations between members, chapters, and the global ISOC organization.

Fundamentals are as follows:

1. The ISOC Principles are shared core values utilized in policy formation but could use a revamp.

2. Policy decisions, even when considered relatively minor, should be shared amongst the parties.

3. Mutual respect for roles and responsibilities are fundamental to a positive collaboration process.

4. Language is a major issue.

5. The concept of subsidiarity should be employed by ISOC participants for consultations.

A simple set of summary guidelines has been provided.