Re: [ga] Re: Discussion Draft -- ICANN Reorganization
Vint and all assembly members,
vint cerf wrote:
> the proposal that stuart made would not put government employees
> on the board but would offer governments an opportunity to choose
> among a slate of candidates developed by a nominating committee.
Yes this is how I understand it as well Vint. And that is a violation
of the MoU with respect to representation of choice by the stakeholders.
Governments have had a very checkered history in their choices
of appointments. People voting for their choices have historically
in most democratic countries usually elect the best person for
> The idea is to find the best candidates filling a variety of
> criteria - geographic dispersion, board experience, Internet
> awareness, fund raising ability, appreciation for the wide
> range of interests and opinions among the Internet's constituents,
Yes and it is a wonderful thought, but it is half baked Vint.
"The Internet is for everyone", remember Vint? >;) For
instance Vint, how do you adequately measure "Internet Awareness",
or even "Board experience"? Why would "Board Experience"
be a filter?
> Looking at various funding possibilities including endowments
> as adjunct or alternative.
Ah yes, well endowments of any serious size would very likely
overly influence the makeup of the decision makers. Not a good
thing here Vint...
> At 02:02 PM 3/17/2002 -0500, DannyYounger@cs.com wrote:
> >I note that Vint Cerf is our liaison to the UN... is he in a position to
> >exert some influence in this regard? Perhaps we can obtain necessary funding
> >without the need to actually seats governments on the Board of ICANN. Maybe
> >Vint could comment on this point.
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