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    NomCom Mike Roberts to NomCom?
    posted by michael on Monday January 20 2003, @07:01PM

    Apparently, the Business Constituency is considering nominating Mike Roberts to the NomCom that will stack (um, pick) the new ICANN Board. Mike Roberts? Mike Roberts? If nothing else, isn't this the same Mike Roberts who made his career in non-profits? Danny Younger has a few quotable things to say about this in a posting to the GA list: (Update: 01/22 13:53 GMT by M:)

    * To: ga@dnso.org
    * Subject: [ga] BC delegates
    * From: DannyYounger@cs.com
    * Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 19:56:18 EST
    * CC: mmr@darwin.ptvy.ca.us
    * Sender: owner-ga@dnso.org

    Dear Mike,

    I note from the Business Constituency website that you (along with Grant Forsyth) are poised to be confirmed as a BC delegate to the ICANN nominating committee. As the BC is charged with the selection of both small and large business users delegates, I would ask if you will be the individual demonstrably reflecting the business interests and perspectives of the small business community? My assumption is that Grant will be representing the Telco interests. If that is indeed the case, might we know of your record as an advocate for small business interests? I would hate to think that you are being given the nod solely due to your insider status in an effort to create a self-perpetuating Board.

    All the best,
    Danny Younger

    Update: 01/22 13:53 GMT by M: Mike Roberts posted a reply on the GA list:

    * To: DannyYounger@cs.com, ga@dnso.org
    * Subject: [ga] Re: BC delegates
    * From: Mike Roberts
    * Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 21:38:10 -0800

    Thanks for your note.

    I've been a principal with The Darwin Group, a California small business corporation, for fifteen years. I've worked extensively in Washington on technology policy matters for higher education, which on many occasions has involved small business interests and concerns.

    I have been an organizer and founder of half a dozen small non-profit corporations in the last twenty-five years. I have served on a number of small corporation Boards, and I have worked for such Boards as well.

    I believe I am well qualified to bring a small business perspective to the Nominating Committee.

    As the Nominating Committee begins its work, I would welcome your further input.

    - Mike Roberts

    Michael M. Roberts
    Managing Director
    The Darwin Group, Inc.
    339 La Cuesta Drive
    Portola Valley, CA 94028

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