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    Membership Issues Interim At Large Advisory Committee Rated
    posted by michael on Tuesday January 21 2003, @04:48PM

    dpf writes "The ICANN Board has appointed 10 members of the interim At Large Advisory Committee (ALAC). This Committee will appoint five members to the Nominating Committee which selects half the ICANN Board and also be responsible for setting up a structure for regional at large organisations who will select future members of the ALAC.

    I agree with Bret Fausett's view that the selection of members is pretty good. Not perfect but better than I expected."

    "I've done a quick summary of the ten members below focusing on any involvement on commitment to having at large representation within ICANN including a totally arbitrary ranking out of 10 for likely support for genuine at large influence, with 10/10 being Karl Auerbach or Michael Froomkin and 0/10 being External Counsel to ICANN.

    Erick Iriarte Ahon, Lawyer, Peru
    Non Commercial Rep on Names Council, Membership Implementation Taskforce of ICANN

    Izumi Aizu, Network Researcher, Japan
    Chaired IFWP Membership Working Group, participated in NAIS study, also member of MAC

    Vittorio Bertola, Technical Manager, Italy
    Chair of icannatlarge.org, former at large board candidate, Member of ALOC

    Pierre Dandjinou, Policy Advisor, Benin
    Member of ALSC, member of non commercial constituency, ICANN Membership Committee

    Clement Dzidonu, Comp Sci Professor, Ghana
    Member of NAIS (NGO and Academic ICANN Study Group), Member of Membership Implementation Taskforce

    Esther Dyson, Former ICANN Chair, US
    Esther's tenure as Chair was not regarded as particularly friendly to at large interests at the time, and some of her firm commitments to Congress have been broken by her sucessors. However she was part of ALSC which recommended 5 At Large Board members and has been willing to put money where her mouth is. Overall better to have Esther involved as she has that all important influence but may be over eager to cut deals.

    Xue Hong, Attorney, China
    Apart from membership of China Internet Society appears to have no experience or support for at large representation. Most background appears to be more suited for intellectual property constituency than at large.

    Sebastián J. Ricciardi, Businessperson, Argentina
    Again from written CV appears to have no background at all with at large issues. Only references are to roles in business.

    Thomas Roessler, Mathematician, Germany
    Former Chair of the General Assembly of the DNSO icann-europe mailing list, support to icannatlarge.org, runs an ICANN weblog

    Wendy Seltzer, Attorney, USA
    Attorney with Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Berkman Center Representation in Cyberspace Study

    The ball is now in their court to make things happen and restore at least a fraction of the voice the at large used to have in ICANN."

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    by vbertola on Wednesday January 22 2003, @01:20AM (#11004)
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    Thanks for the appreciation and the mark :-) We still don't know if the ALAC will meet the expectations or not, but we'll do our best. Of course any input is welcome - one of our first items on the agenda is how to communicate with the community.
    --vb. (Vittorio Bertola)
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