Internet Party, PPNZ and PPI
Now that the Internet Party has a leader we should figure out our relationship towards them. Also there are members of the international Pirate movement who would like to invite the Internet Party of New Zealand to ask for observer status in Pirate Parties International.
Under previous rules, they couldn't gain full membership of PPI as PPNZ is already a member and they do not have "Pirate" in their name. Apparently these limitations have now been relaxed, but the IP show no interest in association their "brand" with the word "pirate".
Andrew Reitemeyer started a proposal Thu 29 May 2014
That PPNZ has no objection to the Internet Party of New Zealand being granted observer status in Pirate Parties International Closed Sun 1 Jun 2014
The outcome is affirmative with reservations. I will convey this to Koen De Voegt If there is to be a approach, PPNZ will be formally asked. This would probably be after the NZ elections.
Most of our goals are centered around the Internet and the net is global in nature. The Internet Party would be a valuable partner for the world Pirate Movement politically and technologically. If the Pirate movement wishes to invite them to join as an observer we should not raise any objections,
|Agree - 3|
|Abstain - 3|
|Disagree - 3|
|Block - 3|
Thu 29 May 2014
I see no reason not to have competing voices in the debate. Healthy debate is the backbone of the democratic process. In theory at least...
Danyl Strype started a proposal Mon 29 Jun 2015
Present a Proposal to Internet Party to Open Negotiations for Possible Merger Closed Fri 3 Jul 2015
Everyone who commented or voted on the proposal agreed. Will proceed with care. Comments welcome from those who haven't said anything about Pirates/ IP relations yet.
We present a proposal to the membership of the Internet Party to open negotiations for a possible merger between the two parties. A proposal text has been drafted in PiratePad, and improvements are welcome;
|Agree - 6|
|Abstain - 6|
|Disagree - 6|
|Block - 6|