Joanna Lane
Candidate in ICANNATLARGE.COM 11-members Panel Election July 2002

Joanna Lane

Candidate Statement

Formerly with the BBC public broadcasting service, London, now resident in New York.

I will continue to fight for a system in which users in general and individual registrants in particular have a vote, a right to information and the authority to hold ICANN accountable.

I voted in the 2000 At Large Elections, thinking it was the first of many and was a Member of DNSO Working Group Review, thinking it's strong recommendations to form a DNSO Constituency for Individual Domain Name Registrants would be acted upon. For me, the highlight of 2001 was standing as an ICANN DNSO Board Candidate on an anti-corruption platform in a rigged election for which I hold ICANN Staff accountable, http://www.dnso.org/clubpublic/icann-nominations/Arc01/msg00015.html.

To answer problems of self-organization from the bottom up, William S Lovell and I co-wrote "Best Practices for the General Assembly", based on a basic set of principles to ensure every voice can be heard. First published in August 2001 at http://www.cerebalaw.com/BPIVm.htm, the work was later revised in response to the At Large Study Committee's appeal for concrete consensus building procedures suitable for an At Large Membership Organization with voting rights http://www.cerebalaw.com/BPIial.htm. This initiative was met with a thunderous silence, a sure sign we were onto something worthwhile. I was honored to be a Watchdog in the last Vote taken by ICANN's General Assembly, and voted YES on the Motion to Rebid the ICANN Contracts.

I am endorsing Jamie Love, Judith Oppenheimer and Richard Henderson as outstanding candidates in this election.


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