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ICANN vote advocacy
From: William Allen Simpson <wsimpson () greendragon com>
Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 06:32:34 -0400
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While I'm thinking about it, here's a bit of advocacy on ICANN board
membership. Of course, this may just cause folks to vote contrarily,
but participating is important, so get out the vote!
I'm putting Karl Auerbach at the top. He's the only one with technical,
operational, and legal background. I don't always agree with him on
every issue, but he has both depth and breadth, and on that basis is
the best choice. He was nominated by popular acclaim. He's also a
genuinely caring fellow, and I just plain like him.
My backups are Lyman Chapin and Barb Simon. Thay are primarily technical,
but have a long association with the Internet and lots of volunteer and
professional committee and board experience. Lyman is a former IAB Chair,
giving him a bit of a boost in our community. Barb is another nominee
by popular acclaim.
Lessig is smart and principled, but his Q&A positions are almost
identical to Auerbach's. His legal depth may be greater. And of course
he has more name recognition than our technical choices.
So, those are my top choices. I'm sure many of the others have fine
attributes, but we only get to choose one person in this election. I'm
ranking the rest alphabetically.
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- ICANN vote advocacy William Allen Simpson (Oct 01)