The main actors in this field include civil society and consumer groups, governments, private industry, and academics. We have approached most of the potential panelists listed below.
Georg Greve, Free Software Foundation Europe
Manon Ress, Knowledge Ecology International
Robin Gross, IP Justice
Laura DeNardis, Yale Law School information Society Project
Philippe Schmitt, University of the Western Cape and A2K South Africa
Rishab Ghosh, UNU-MERIT
Andrew McLaughlin, Google
Susy Struble, Sun Microsystems
- Laura DeNardis (Yale Law School Information Society Project, academia)
- Susy Struble (Sun Microsystems, private industry)
- Thiru Balasubramaniam (Knowledge Ecology International, civil society)
- Georg Greve (Free Software Foundation, civil society))
The proposers believe the current panel is balanced in terms of gender. We will improve the geographical and stakeholder diversity through in-person invitations at two upcoming events: a seminar in June hosted by The South Centre, an inter-governmental organization representing the Group of 77 and China, and at an access to knowledge conference in Geneva in September, 2008.