[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Conflict Of Interest, was Fwd: Board reply to CCWG-AP
erika at erikamann.com
Tue Sep 5 15:03:44 UTC 2017
Marc, Marilyn - indeed, we agreed that we like to have full transparency
(Declaration of Interest) about current and potential future roles in
applying for funds. The Board is in particular concerned that CCWG AC
members might try to shape the funding environment in favor of potential
funds their organization might apply for.
Let's start discussing the Board letter at our next meeting on Thursday.
On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:42 PM, Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
> Marc, I am not sure you should leave.
> I am just joining as a participant, and in my Declaration I noted that I
> simply don't know if one of my
> advisees -- typically NGOs and ICT associations -- might not apply for
> future funding. I am also on the IGFSA Executive Committee and I don't know
> if IGFSA might apply for sponsoring funds.
> But as long as we all declare our interests, and do it transparent, I
> think that is what is required.
> I do think that it is different for those who participated in an auction
> who might lobby to have funding returned to them to offset costs that they
> incurred, which were clearly indicated as not refundable when they
> submitted a gTLD application, or when they decided to participate in an
> But, even the Board of ICANN has many participants with many conflicts of
> interest. Some are more diligent than others in observing those and always
> acknowledging them, perhaps, than others. :-)
> I think that transparency and honesty is our best policy. But, if we lose
> insights from a diverse part of the ICANN stakeholder community, we will
> become less informed.
> *From:* ccwg-auctionproceeds-bounces at icann.org <
> ccwg-auctionproceeds-bounces at icann.org> on behalf of Marc Gauw <
> marc.gauw at nlnet.nl>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, September 5, 2017 10:15 AM
> *To:* ccwg-auctionproceeds at icann.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Conflict Of Interest, was Fwd:
> Board reply to CCWG-AP
> Hi all,
> After reading the Board reply with respect to 'Conflict Of Interest', it
> is getting obvious that the Board does not encourage that ccWG-members
> would also nominate for receiving/dispersing auction-funds later-on.
> I have to respect that, and therefor have decided to leave the ccWG per
> Note that NLnet Foundation over the last 20 years has been very active in
> dispersing our own charity-fund to hundreds of Internet projects, the last
> years primarily on open source and cybersecurity.
> It was our intention to share our 'Internet-charity-experience' with this
> team DURING the ccWG, AND to provide support with dispersing parts of the
> auction-funds to the right non-profit cybersecurity projects AFTER the ccWG.
> Now that it retrospectively turns out that the first support may exclude
> us from the second support, we have no choice than to leave the ccWG, since
> potentially receiving a (modest) part of the ICANN funds is crucial for our
> NLnet-battle against exponentially growing cybersecurity threats.
> Many thanks for working together with you, and all the best with the
> remaining work in the ccWG !
> Kind regards,
> Op 4-9-2017 om 16:29 schreef Erika Mann:
> Dear All -
> herewith I'm forwarding Steve's reply to our letter.
> We will have a first exchange on Thursday this week, during our CCWG AP
> call. I send Steve already a quick reply, saying that we will discuss the
> Board letter then for the first time.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at board.icann.org>
> Date: Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 3:19 PM
> Subject: Board reply to CCWG-AP
> To: Erika Mann <erika at erikamann.com>, Ching Chiao <chiao at brandma.co>,
> Marika Konings <marika.konings at icann.org>
> Cc: Steve Crocker <steve.crocker at board.icann.org>, Marika Konings <
> marika.konings at icann.org>, Icann-board ICANN <icann-board at icann.org>,
> Avri Doria <avri at apc.org>, "Sarah B. Deutsch" <sarahbdeutsch at gmail.com>,
> Board Operations <Board-Ops-Team at icann.org>, Sally Costerton <
> sally.costerton at icann.org>, Samantha Eisner <Samantha.Eisner at icann.org>,
> Lauren Allison <lauren.allison at icann.org>
> Dear Erika and Ching,
> Thank you for your letter received on May 22, 2017 on behalf of the Cross
> Community Working Group on New gTLD Auction Proceeds (CCWG-AP) in response
> to the Board email of March 2nd 2017.
> On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to see that we are aligned in our
> thinking regarding the points discussed in the original email.
> Specifically, in response to your letter, please find attached a letter
> including additional acknowledgements and requested clarifications.
> Thank you again for your efforts leading this work.
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