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Manifesto - Internet Party International

SD Suzie Dawson Public Seen by 472

Hey guys - just to let you know, we are currently ironing out the structure by which this will proceed, checking with our legal etc and then will post the info to you ASAP and also on our website.

Topics it will cover:

  1. Core values

  2. Local election rules / compliance

  3. Legal

  4. Accounting

  5. Constitution

  6. Communications

  7. Branding

  8. Decentralisation

  9. Sovereignty

  10. Transparency and open democracy

Second it's vetted and complete it will be up. In the meantime, make sure you tag @ipjobooth if you need your country's Loomio page and Discord channel to be set up, reserve your social media names and website domain names, and talk to other people in your country and bring them on board.

We will continue to forward you expressions of interest and invite people to the Loomio who are interested in participating. Had easily over 100 requests so far so this is going to be huge!

Thanks for your patience while we get this sorted.
Suz

C

Carlito Tue 20 Jun 2017 3:38PM

:clap:

RC

Riley Curran Tue 20 Jun 2017 4:04PM

Thanks Suzie!
@jobooth Just a friendly remind I still need a Discord channel set up for IPusa.
Also, what should the website domain be? is that something I need to reserve on my own or has someone already reserved the domains?

SD

Suzie Dawson Tue 20 Jun 2017 4:47PM

nope domains are up to the discretion of the international parties... i suggest either waiting til you have more people involved and seeing if someone has tech hookups or going ahead and reserving a domain name that you think suits.. i would try to keep it as short as possible, ipuk.co.uk / ipusa.com or .orgs or w/e you think works but nice short domains are best

JB

Jo Booth Wed 21 Jun 2017 8:49AM

I've grabbed internet-party.co - and happy to build from there - eg us.internet-party.co - could have some info or link to official pages.

C

Carlito Wed 21 Jun 2017 10:13AM

Hi @jobooth!

Do you think we could do the same for internet-party.eu so to have it.internet-party.eu. fr.internet-party.eu, etc.?

I think that manage local chapters at a European level would be very useful (thinking also about building the community for the next European elections!)... ;)

P.S.: I've also just sent an email to volunteers@internet.org.nz

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 22 Jun 2017 8:34PM

Hi all

Here is the draft copy of our manifesto for terms and conditions of establishment of international Internet Parties. Please be advised that it is pending legal approval and may be subject to change. Sorry this took a little longer than expected but we really wanted to get it right.

Thanks,
Suz

INTERNET PARTY - INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

CORE VALUES

As stated under section 3 (Objectives) of the Constitution of the Internet Party of New Zealand, our core values are:

• Openness
• Freedom
• Fairness
• Connectedness
• Innovation

LOCAL ELECTION RULES / COMPLIANCE

Each international Internet Party is responsible for learning and complying with the particular election rules of their country/state/province. The electoral rules followed by the Internet Party of New Zealand relate only to the territory of New Zealand and are not applicable to the international movement. The Internet Party of New Zealand suggests that you consult local expertise in order to assure you comply with any and all electoral rules and associated legislation.

LEGAL

The Internet Party of New Zealand advises that you should seek and employ local, competent legal counsel in order to ensure that the legal aspects of your Party business structure, communications, finances and the operations of your Party comply with applicable local laws.

ACCOUNTING

The Internet Party of New Zealand advises that you should seek and employ local, competent accounting assistance in order to ensure that you are fully complying with applicable local financial and accounting regulations.

CONSTITUTION

The Internet Party of New Zealand Constitution sets out the rules for the operation of the Party and it’s structure. The Internet Party of New Zealand allows the use of its Party Constitution as a base template from which the international Parties can adopt and later make adjustments by consensus of their Executive Committee once appointed, as befits their circumstances, provided that such alterations are in the spirit of the Core Values of the Internet Party of New Zealand.

The most recent copy of the Constitution of the Internet Party of New Zealand can be read here:

http://ipnz.github.io/Docs/ConstitutionAndRules/

COMMUNICATIONS

Although the Internet Party of New Zealand has supplied the Loomio and Discord spaces for the initial point of contact for the international Internet Parties, the latter are responsible for setting up their own social media accounts and website domains, establishing and moderating their own communications channels and for any content or conduct within or related to the aforementioned.

BRANDING

International Internet Parties must be recognisable to the public by the use of a modified version of the Internet Party of New Zealand logo. The Internet Party of New Zealand allows use of this logo on the following understanding:

the original logo will not be altered, only added to (by adding words or graphics that represent your country)
that the brand will not be used to represent anything which violates our Core Values
please email your modified brand to media@internet.org.nz for approval
For official copies of our branding templates/logo please contact media@internet.org.nz

TECH SUPPORT

Some initial tech support, within reason, is available by contacting @ipnztech on Twitter (DM’s are open)

Any questions? email international@internet.org.nz

All international Parties must be registered with the Internet Party of New Zealand and will be listed in our directory site which is going up at https://internet-party.co

SUBSCRIPTION FEES

At no time will the Internet Party of New Zealand charge any membership or subscription fees from the international Parties. Only New Zealand citizens who are members of the Internet Party of New Zealand are subject to the payment of membership fees.

In agreeing with the above terms and establishing their Parties, the international Parties recognise that the relationship between the Internet Party of New Zealand and the international Parties is non-financial.

PIRATE PARTIES INTERNATIONAL

The Internet Party of New Zealand is applying for member status with Pirate Parties international (PPI). This can be extended to international Internet Parties on a case-by-case basis. There are many benefits to joining PPI - as there is an established international network of many thousands of tech-savvy members, with a mature organisational structure and annual conference. We highly suggest that once firmly established, each international Internet Party also applies for member status with PPI.

DISCLAIMER

Internet Party of New Zealand disclaims any and all liability arising from any and all activities of the international Internet Parties.

NOTES: This document is currently pending approval by the legal counsel of the Internet Party of New Zealand and may be modified in the future. Any revised copy will be posted to the International page on our Loomio. It is the responsibility of the International Parties to keep up to date with any such changes.

C

Carlito Fri 23 Jun 2017 8:46AM

Great job!

I'm inviting here some friends that are interested in European and Swiss chapters, hope this helps!

BG

Brunnø Gärssya Fri 23 Jun 2017 12:56PM

I am interested in setting this up for Portugal

SD

Suzie Dawson Fri 23 Jun 2017 3:12PM

fantastic! @jobooth can you please set up a Loomio and Discord for Portugal? Thank you!

C

Carlito Tue 4 Jul 2017 4:08PM

Hi Bruno! We activated the sub-domain pt.ipeu.org, feel free to get in touch with me (also privately) for admin settings, etc.

SD

Suzie Dawson Thu 29 Jun 2017 2:29AM

Hi guys - the international manifesto has been proofed by our lawyer and the amended copy is below. Please make sure to read it, adopt and abide by the terms.

Thanks,
Suz

INTERNET PARTY - INTERNATIONAL GUIDELINES

CORE VALUES

As stated under section 3 (Objectives) of the Constitution of the Internet Party of New Zealand, our core values are:

• Openness
• Freedom
• Fairness
• Connectedness
• Innovation

LOCAL ELECTION RULES / COMPLIANCE

Each international Internet Party is responsible for learning and complying with the particular election rules of their country/state/province. The electoral rules followed by the Internet Party of New Zealand relate only to the territory of New Zealand and are not applicable to the international movement. The Internet Party of New Zealand suggests that you consult local expertise in order to assure you comply with any and all electoral rules and associated legislation.

LEGAL

The Internet Party of New Zealand advises that you should seek and employ local, competent legal counsel in order to ensure that the legal aspects of your Party business structure, communications, finances and the operations of your Party comply with applicable local laws.

ACCOUNTING

The Internet Party of New Zealand advises that you should seek and employ local, competent accounting assistance in order to ensure that you are fully complying with applicable local financial and accounting regulations.

CONSTITUTION

The Internet Party of New Zealand has no power to approve or disapprove the Party Constitutions of international Internet Parties.

The Internet Party of New Zealand Constitution sets out the rules for the operation of the Party and its structure. The Internet Party of New Zealand allows the use of its Party Constitution as a base template from which the international Parties can adopt and later make adjustments by consensus of their Executive Committee once appointed, as befits their circumstances, provided that such alterations are in the spirit of the Core Values of the Internet Party of New Zealand.

The most recent copy of the Constitution of the Internet Party of New Zealand can be read here:

http://ipnz.github.io/Docs/ConstitutionAndRules/

As we have no control over the international Parties, we therefore bear no responsibility for their actions or implementations of our Constitution.

COMMUNICATIONS

Although the Internet Party of New Zealand has supplied the Loomio and Discord spaces for the initial point of contact for the international Internet Parties, the latter are responsible for setting up their own social media accounts and website domains, establishing and moderating their own communications channels and for any content or conduct within or related to the aforementioned.

BRANDING

International Internet Parties must be recognisable to the public by the use of a modified version of the Internet Party of New Zealand logo. The Internet Party of New Zealand allows use of this logo on the following understanding:

the original logo will not be altered, only added to (by adding words or graphics that represent your country)
that the brand will not be used to represent anything which violates our Core Values
please email your modified brand to media@internet.org.nz for approval
For official copies of our branding templates/logo please contact media@internet.org.nz

TECH SUPPORT

Some initial tech support, within reason, is available by contacting @ipnztech on Twitter (DM’s are open)

Any questions? email international@internet.org.nz

All international Parties must be registered with the Internet Party of New Zealand and will be listed in our directory site which is going up at https://internet-party.co

SUBSCRIPTION FEES

At no time will the Internet Party of New Zealand charge any membership or subscription fees from the international Parties. Only individuals who are personally members of the Internet Party of New Zealand are subject to the payment of membership fees to belong to the Internet Party of New Zealand. Members of international Internet Parties are a matter solely for each international Party

In agreeing with the above terms and establishing their Parties, the international Parties recognise that the relationship between the Internet Party of New Zealand and the international Parties is non-financial.

PIRATE PARTIES INTERNATIONAL

The Internet Party of New Zealand is applying for member status with Pirate Parties international (PPI). This can be extended to international Internet Parties on a case-by-case basis. There are many benefits to joining PPI - as there is an established international network of many thousands of tech-savvy members, with a mature organisational structure and annual conference. We highly suggest that once firmly established, each international Internet Party also applies for member status with PPI.

DISCLAIMER

Because you support the values of the Internet Party of the New Zealand, we have no objection to you using the Internet Party name and Branding, but the Internet Party of New Zealand disclaims any and all liability arising from any and all activities of the international Internet Parties.

This document is currently pending approval by the Executive Committee of the Internet Party of New Zealand and may be modified in the future. Any revised copy will be posted to the International page on our Loomio. It is the responsibility of the International Parties to keep up to date with any such changes.

C

Carlito Thu 29 Jun 2017 6:54PM

Hi all, I'm very happy to show you a proposal for a decentralized communication platform for Europe: ipeu.org (still closed to public - the password is "ipeu").

In this initial/constitutional phase we will just collecting emails and giving volunteers the opportunity to manage their own EU Chapter autonomously (thanks to a Multisite WP installation).

Basically, every European Internet Party can easily have its own website with two clicks (see it.ipeu.org, es.ipeu.org, etc.)...

I am personally in contact with ES, CH and IT (me) so they are in and they helped me to set all up, but I saw some messages here from UK, DE/AT, PT so I'm trying to reach them to let them know this "idea".

Of course the single Chapters will not be "obliged" to use the ipeu.org platform: in case we will redirect to their website.

Hope this helps!

D

DIGITALIEN Sat 1 Jul 2017 12:17PM

That is a fantastic idea. And will surely make it easier for those chapters in the EU :)

C

Poll Created Sat 1 Jul 2017 1:45PM

European Domain Closed Tue 4 Jul 2017 1:01PM

Hi all, we have two domains registered/available for the European IP Chapter: ipeu.org (shortest) and internet-party.eu (more intuitive) and we need your advice!
Note: before propose any alternative, please verify the availability of the domain of course ;)

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
internet-party.eu 66.7% 6 C MM TH IJB D AO
ipeu.org 33.3% 3 C TH MT
Undecided 0% 28 JB AM JMP RF KUW KD SD SI BU JG D C TS LFQ TFA F JD CH MB BG

7 of 35 people have voted (20%)

MT

Michael Turk Sat 1 Jul 2017 2:32PM

ipeu.org

It looks more professional to me.

D

DIGITALIEN Sat 1 Jul 2017 3:19PM

internet-party.eu

I don't know if I get a say but I voted internet-party. I did this because it is intuitive and people know what they are typing when they are coming to your website.

IJB

IP Jo Booth Sat 1 Jul 2017 7:53PM

internet-party.eu

No reason we can't go for both - much like IPnz.live and the full nz domain use the shortly one for links and redirects.

C

Carlito Sun 2 Jul 2017 12:28PM

internet-party.eu
ipeu.org

Nice one Jo! So we could use internet-party.eu as main platform and connect ipeu.org to bitly for shorturls... ;)

BG

Brunnø Gärssya Thu 6 Jul 2017 10:00PM

Sorry, been on vacation last week, and unable to respond :-)

Just filled in the form on ipeu.org, it looks great so far.

C

Carlito Thu 6 Jul 2017 10:21PM

Great Bruno!

Website for IP Portugal activated!

Check email... ;)