[At-Large] ICANN Board Nomination

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Mon Aug 30 23:25:09 UTC 2010

On 31/08/2010 00:18, Karl Auerbach wrote :

(about the Nominating Committee, which I agree is inaptly named)

> Like most such committees the choices are compromises made by people who 
> obtained their seats on the committee largely because they are 
> status-quo oriented in the first place - thus a tendency for like to 
> "nominate" like.

I can't speak for other years, but that has not been my experience this
year, Karl.
Perhaps the committee, like ALAC, is maturing with time, and gaining

> The community of internet users, like most bodies of natural people, 
> ought to have the power to chose who it wishes, even if those people are 
> of the nature that would cause a nominating committee to choke.
> ICANN's system - including the nominating committee - was designed with 
> the specific intent of keeping out the noisy riff-raff who might 
> question the status quo - people like me.
...and unless people who would cause a nominating committee to choke
don't apply, they stand no chance of being selected. Sometimes, you need
to have more faith in a system than it appears at first glance.
We're all playing for the same side - the "enemy" is elsewhere.

Kindest regards,


Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, PhD

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