[discuss] [bestbits] Fwd: Heads up on Brazil meeting preparation

Steve Crocker steve at shinkuro.com
Thu Jan 9 16:00:22 UTC 2014

Speaking as chair of the ICANN Board and a member of the search committee for Mr. Beckstrom's successor, I can say with certainty that Mr. Beckstrom had essentially no role in selecting his successor.  We ran a very tightly controlled process.  A search committee composed of a subset of the board, not including Mr. Beckstrom, sifted through a large number of candidates.  The full board, which included Mr. Beckstrom, was presented with a short list toward the very end of the search process.  Whatever comments he may have made at that point were given no more weight than others and did not play any role in our selection.

Steve Crocker
Chair, ICANN Board of Directors

On Jan 9, 2014, at 10:51 AM, JFC Morfin <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:

> At 16:04 09/01/2014, Jorge Amodio wrote:
>> So somebody is calling the shots right ?
> Jorge,
> may be are you forgetting who came from where through the National Cyber Security Center to direct ICANN during the three years of the OpenStand boostrap, preparation and signature period (http://www.beckstrom.com). "Leaderless organizations are changing the world": in his book he explained he has experience and expertise in leading and fighting them. We most probably see this expertise and this experience partly in action. It would be surprising he had no say in the choice of his successor.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod_Beckstrom explains why he disliked the NSA. Cybersurveillance is fun, but the need is for serious cyberdefense for all, i.e. the Sao Paulo's focus by a President who was no upset by the surveillance but by the penetration.  "People are creating new ways to break into your network every day". This is what MUST to be stopped. Amaterism is over. Paid or volunteers *professionnals* must take over.
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