Policy and Advocacy Task Force was formed in India Task Force Meetup in May 2015. It was dissolved as a part of the Mozilla India Meetup 2016 community restructure.
Our work was based upon the belief in Mozilla Manifesto Principles . In pursuing our objectives, we operated collaboratively and inclusively, working with governments, national and international organizations, civil society, the private sector, netizens and other parties to reach decisions about the Internet that conformed with and advanced Mozilla manifesto principles. We also worked with netizens and Mozillians to educate them on the impact of various policy related developments on Internet, interoperability, and free and open source software, and collectively built movements or campaigns when these were under threat.
Policy and Advocacy Task Force also closely collaborated with other teams such as Webmaker, Marketplace, Technical, Mozilla clubs etc. to spread awareness on Open web related advocacy topics.
- Spreading awareness on Internet related policy issues to Mozillians and general public by organizing events.
- Addressing and engaging with Govt and Institutional policies related to Internet, Open Source, Open Standards, Accessibility, Privacy etc with a clear focus on Mozilla manifesto.
- Building and running an educational program surrounding Internet-related policy issues and increase awareness.
- Open Source
- Open Standards
- Privacy & Security
- Net Neutrality
- Privacy-centric Events
- Digital Inclusion
- Internet Governance related developments in India
- Policies addressing Indian Language computing and Localization
The Action plan
We used a variety of techniques, tools and assets depending on the situation and what was at stake to express our voice when and where it mattered. The action steps included:
- Educate and Inform
- Organize and Convene
- Enable and Support
- Advocate and Engage
- Hack, Code and Implement
We did these things in concert with Mozilla community members and like minded organizations.
- Intervention in Policy developments
- Protecting the open Web starts with understanding
- Building Teaching Kits on advocacy topics
- Running teach-ins and seed Mozilla clubs and Maker Parties with advocacy on policy focus
Task Force Team
|Akshay S Dinesh||Mysuru||asdofindia|
|Nidhiya V Raj||New Delhi||Nidhiya|
|Omshivprakash H L||Bengaluru||omshivaprakash|
|Shri Subramanyam R G||Tiruchirappalli||sang-froid|
If you can contribute to these activities (you're awesome!):
- Join us on the IRC channel #advocacy-in (web client), explore our discourse category and join the informal telegram group
- Watch our planning github repository
- Add our Google calendar to yours
- Get in touch with any of the people listed above.
- Go through this working etherpad. Add your name wherever required.
- Join one of our community calls
- Start working! :D
One and Done tasks
Don't have much time, but want to contribute still? Checkout these one and done tasks
Every 2nd Saturday, 10-11pm on Google Hangouts (will be archived on youtube). IRC Back channel: #advocacy-in
- Shape of the web - A checklist of all that we need
Learn who’s watching you on the Web — and how to fight back!
- Protecting your data - webmaker curriculum teaching kit
- Your privacy and security on the Web - data permeance, good privacy practices, useful add-ons
- Lightbeam intro
- SmartOn series - 4 easy steps to raising your privacy IQ & protecting yourself online.
- Privacy Tools - a good set of privacy recommendations
- Net Neutrality teaching kit
- Net Neutrality maker party
- Presentation on #FightForNetNeutrality by Siddhartha Rao
- Teaching kit on Zero Rating by Akshay S Dinesh