[Ccwg-auctionproceeds] Conflict Of Interest, was Fwd: Board reply to CCWG-AP
maureen.hilyard at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 15:31:03 UTC 2017
I agree with Marilyn. There would be many of us who are in a similar
situation. I am from a region of developing countries in the Pacific where
there are very few representatives from the region itself within ICANN's
volunteer community to represent end-user interests to, first and foremost,
fulfil ICANN's mission within the region. But to do this will need support
that may be outside of ICANN's scope so that it becomes a chicken and egg
situation. Declaring this transparently and honestly is the only thing we
can do. I see the potential for some really positive outcomes for end-users
in developing regions, yet realise that the few internet-related
organisations in my region to which I am connected in some way, are most
likely to apply. It begs the question.
On Tue, Sep 5, 2017 at 4:42 AM, 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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