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Re: [ifwp] Re: Statement from Jon: regarding potential new IANA initial board members
Martin and all,
Martin B. Schwimmer wrote:
> If Dr. Postel's criteria are respected, then the average age of a Board
> member will be somewhere between 75 and dead. Structural ageism?
> p.s. Although they tend to retire early in Silicon Valley.
I don't believe that age is really a excluding factor. I certainly don't
one. However I do differ greatly with Jon Postels criterion in several ways.
We will be posting a "Official Opinion" on the selection criterion for Initial
board members in response to Jon Postels posting later today. In short though
for this post let me say that his criterion is very short sighted and leaves out
allot of wonderful potential candidates. It is also short sighted in that Jons
criterion leaves out those most knowledgeable in the industry and is very US
> At 12:35 PM 9/27/98 -0700, you wrote:
> >(The fact that I am forwarding this should not be construed as a statement
> >of my opinion for or against the notions described below.)
> > --karl--
> >---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 10:47:15 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: Jon Postel <postel@ISI.EDU>
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: regarding potential new IANA initial board members
> >There has been some discussion of candidates for the initial board for
> >the new IANA organization. While the current suggestions being
> >circulated are appreciated, i don't think they provide the kind of
> >board that would be most desireable.
> >A key responsibility of the new IANA board is to see that policies and
> >procedures are developed in a fair and open manner, not to rehash all
> >the arguments and positions that go into developing those policies and
> >Many of the current suggestions are people with strongly held views
> >about what the answers should be. These people should be involved in
> >developing the policies and procedures in the various supporting
> >organizations and councils, particularly the domain names council.
> >We have been talking all along about finding people with senior
> >executive experience, to sit on a "blue ribbon" board, people who have
> >been "above the fray", and are "open minded on the issues".
> >The kind of people that make more sense to me for the board are
> >university presidents, retired CEOs of major corporations, well known
> >public interest advocates, or retired diplomats. And remember, that of
> >the 9 initial board members at most 4 can be from north america, so
> >more top quality suggestions from the rest of the world are needed.
Jeffrey A. Williams
DIR. Internet Network Eng/SR. Java/CORBA Development Eng.
Information Network Eng. Group. INEG. INC.