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    Board of Directors The Nom Comm oracle speaks
    posted by Mueller on Monday October 11 2004, @01:43PM

    ICANN's Nominating Committee announced its selections today. Its appointments included three Board members, three new ccNSO Council members, one GNSO Council member, and two appointments to the interim At Large Advisory Committee. The biggest news is that Vint Cerf was reappointed to the Board, which heralds no major change in ICANN's approach to policy.

    Joichi Ito, Vice President of a blog-monitoring and indexing company, board member of Creative Commons, and former advisor to US Democratic Party presidential candidate Howard Dean was a new board appointment and an interesting choice. Brazilian Vanda Scartezini, who served as President of the Brazilian Patent Office and for the past 4 years was the Brazilian representative at ICANN GAC, was the third Board member appointed.

    Ito and Scartezini replace Ivan Moura Campos of Brazil and Tricia Drakes of UK.

    One of the key issues facing the slightly modified Board is the degree to which board members actively supervise ICANN CEO Paul Twomey and his staff. ICANN's board has classically been subordinate to the staff; Cerf is one of the few with the credibility and inclination to stand up to it. On the other hand, Cerf has become one of the most conservative Board members, opposing any initiatives such as new TLDs and IDNs that might alter the Internet DNS status quo. Some observers also speculated that the challenge to ICANN coming from the UN Working Group on Internet Governance figured in Cerf's reappointment, creating a "circle the wagons" effect.

    The ccNSO appointments include an intellectual property advocate from the Middle East (indicating the persistent power of IPR in ICANN's calculations), Eva Frolich, a well-known and popular figure in ICANN associated with the .se domain, and Dr Yassin Mshana, a Tanzanian mechanical engineer associated in the past with the UN and the World Bank.

    The interim ALAC appointments include the very familiar Roberto Gaetano, and Jean Amour Polly, a librarian from Syracuse suburb Liverpool, better known as the "net Mom." Soon, in the comment space below, Jim Fleming will unmask the conspiracy linking her to Syracuse University, me, ISOC, and the gnomes of Zurich.

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