[Bp_ipv6] Call for Comment "Scope and Goals" [ Before Mon 8th June UTC2:00am]

Izumi Okutani izumi at nic.ad.jp
Wed Jun 3 21:47:59 EDT 2015

Hi all,

I welcome your comments on the Scope and Goals of our group until: until Mon 8th June UTC2:00am.

We will incorporate your feedback until then, and fix it including the text.
This will then be the agreed Scope and Goals of our group "Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption".

The PDF Attachment has the same contents as the text below.
It was was prepared by the IGF MAG Coordinators, Susan, German and myself together with Wim, and have incorpated the comments from this group.

IGF2015 Best Practice Forum
Creating an Enabling Environment for IPv6 Adoption

Scope and Goals 

* 1.	Introduction *
a.	The best path forward to helping IPv6 adoption in a given community will depend on the particular characteristics of the locale (technical, economic, the level of training, etc.). This Best Practice Forum (BPF) will seek to collect and describe best practices across a number of different situations at a certain moment, to assist the broadest possible range of situations. The intent is not to define any one, normative solution to assist with IPv6 adoption. 
b.	Widespread adoption of IPv6 will be important to maintaining the global reach and integrity of the Internet. Following this wide-spread adoption, the eventual transition to IPv6 will only be successful when we, as a community, are all moving together at the same time. Adoption of IPv6 by a single entity is often a challenge; it is not useful if one organization alone adopts IPv6 when majority of the Internet is based on IPv4. The long-term sustainability of the network and success of the Internet to accommodate IPv6 depends on getting more organisations to adopt IPv6. 
c.	By documenting best practices regarding measures and activities for creating an environment that accommodates IPv6 adoption, we hope to provide the global Internet community with helpful information that can help guide stakeholders in this exercise.
d.	There are ways in which different stakeholders with different roles can each contribute to IPv6 adoption.  Contributions from all stakeholders are welcomed and encouraged.

* 2.	Purpose *
a.	The purpose of this BPF  is to document best practices on activities and measures for an environment that supports IPv6 adoption, which we will share through open, multistakeholder discussion on the dedicated mailing list.
b.	The outcome of this BPF will be a document that focuses on business and policy approaches that have and have not worked to encourage IPv6 adoption.  It will consider policy-driven (for example, through procurement requirements), business-driven, and public-private partnership-driven (if any) best practices.

* 3.	Guiding principles *
a.	Participants are encouraged to share real-life stories of successful and, more importantly, unsuccessful initiatives for IPv6 adoption; we oftentimes learn a great deal from unsuccessful experiences.
b.	The discussion is open to all who are interested and willing to contribute constructively, guided by these Scope and Goals;
c.	The BPF should compliment the work being conducted in other venues (e.g. training by RIRs) and avoid duplication or overlap of the work already being conducted;
d.	The focus of Forum discussion should be on practical information sharing, rather than theory or description of an ideal situation;
e.	The information we will compile should be neutral, not for commercial promotion.

* 4.	Scope *
a.	As an Internet issue, IPv6 adoption encompasses a broad range of sub-issues, affecting multiple actors and different stakeholders. It will be helpful to define the scope of our discussion at the outset, for a more focused dialogue.
b.	The scope of the BPF on IPv6 Adoption discussion will focus on the best practices on measures and activities for an environment which supports IPv6 adoption, and, in particular, measures and activities taken at global, regional and local levels.
c.	The roles of key stakeholders such a: A role governments/policy makers can play to encourage IPv6 adoption. The important role of local IPv6 Task forces, how they help with spreading knowledge, building communities and pushing IPv6 deployments, is within scope. Also, the role of suppliers - that is those who furnish hardware and software, to be IPv6 compliant - is very important and also within scope.
d.	Technical best practices on IPv6 adoption, which are covered by existing efforts by experts in this area, is outside of the scope of this group.

* 5.	Target Audience *
a.	Governments
b.	Policymakers
c.	Business (CxOs)
6.	Working methodology
a.	The discussions at the BPF on IPv6 will be guided by Technical Community MAG members Izumi Okutani, Susan Chalmers, and German Valdez. 
b.	The designated mailing list will be the primary working channel of the BPF on IPv6. Information on the mailing list is available here: http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ipv6_intgovforum.org
c.	The IGF Secretariat has provided a webpage for this BPF, where relevant materials on IPv6 adoption will be listed, in addition to meeting minutes of the BPF, available here: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/2008-igf-hyderabad/event-reports/78-best-practice-forum/2162-ipv6#documents
d.	The group will convene WebEx calls from time to time, with the assistance of the IGF Secretariat.
e.	The final document will be produced by a consultant engaged by the IGF Secretariat.

Izumi on behalf of the MAG Coordinators
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