[At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Fri Aug 27 20:37:19 UTC 2010



On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 11:43 PM, John R. Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:

> > No, there is no such rule, but California has a minimum wage (which is a
> > bit above US federal minimum wage), ...
> I wouldn't see that as a useful way to set an adequate level of
> compensation for board members.  As it currently stands, to be on the
> ICANN board, one either needs to have an employer who is willing to pay
> for the time spent on board work, or else be independently wealthy enough
> (or I suppose have a spouse with enough income) to subsidize oneself.
> If ICANN wants to expand the pool of board members to include people
> outside those two categories, it either needs to drastically slash the
> amount of time it asks of board members (not unreasonable, no other
> non-profit I know asks a fraction of what ICANN does), or else pay them
> enough to make up for the lost income.  For the calibre of people I'd hope
> to attract, that'd would be something upwards of $50,000/yr.  If we guess
> that half the board would accept pay, that'd be $500,000/yr, not a big
> number in a $65 million budget.  If they want really good board members,
> they should offer $100K.
> R's,
> John
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